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The Political Divide Isn’t About Politics

Everyone knows that you can’t talk politics in the U.S. without an argument. It’s not the problems that are intractable, it’s our attitudes towards our adversaries, our fellow citizens.

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Eliminate Socialism in the U.S.

Americans don’t know what it is but they don’t want it. Socialism People in the U.S have been taught to fear socialism. They’re not quite sure what socialism is, but they believe it is bad and they should rebel against anything that smacks of it. They ridicule people who defend it. They vote against candidates who support …

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The Curse of the Non-Voter

Since 2000, over 40% of eligible voters have not voted. Here is some information about how big an issue non-voting is, why individuals don’t vote, and what we might do about it.

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What Do You Mean by Socialism?

It seems like you can’t have a political discussion without someone using the word socialism, sometimes affectionately and sometimes disparagingly. At least with words like Hitler and Nazi, you know the intent. Socialism is a defined as a political/economic system in which the means of production (machinery, tools, and factories used to produce goods for …

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Nine Ideas for Blocking Writers Block

There’s a lot of advice about how to avoid writer’s block. You know what they are. Here are some things you might not have heard.

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Attacks on Conspiracy Theories Are a Conspiracy

And some of those conspirators don’t even know it. A conspiracy is a plot by two or more people to do something unsavory. A conspiracy theory is an attempt to explain something unusual. Some conspiracy theories are false, some are unproven, some are unprovable, and some have turned out to be true. Closely associated with …

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Sasquatch 2020

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Why You Wouldn’t Want Me To Curate Your Medium Article

If you are a member of the blog site Medium, you get recommendations for articles to read based on the topics you say you’re interested in. For me, most of these recommendations fall flat. They don’t hold my interest. It’s not always the content (or lack thereof), or the voice, or any of the things …

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The Coronavirus Testing Conundrum

Medical testing is the foundation for any response to the Coronavirus crisis, on both an individual and a societal level. When you get a medical test, whether it’s for pregnancy, drugs, or Covid-19, there’s a chance that the results will be incorrect. It’s a matter of biochemistry and statistics. Without knowledge of the prevalence of …

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THE INEXPLICABLE PENTAGON

You’ve heard of the Bermuda Triangle. Perhaps you’ve also heard of the Bennington Triangle, the Bridgewater Triangle, the Big Lick Triangle, the Lake Michigan Triangle, the Ossipee Triangle, the Nevada Triangle, and the Alaska Triangle. But, I’ll bet you’ve never heard of the Inexplicable Pentagon. The Inexplicable Pentagon in the U.S. is so peculiar and …

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