Category Archives: Current events

Possibly the Worst Argument for 2nd Amendment

I was driving into work today listening to the news when it occurred to me that the current Republican Party wants to make voting MORE difficult and guns EASIER to purchase. It wasn’t always this way. I am a fiscally … Continue reading

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Apparently unfamiliar with “libraries”, GOP Gov. candidate Bill Schuette proposes radical idea of “dedicated reading centers” to solve illiteracy crisis in Michigan

Apparently unfamiliar with “libraries”, GOP Gov. candidate Bill Schuette proposes radical idea of “dedicated reading centers” to solve illiteracy crisis in Michigan by Eclectablog Despite state spending of nearly $80 million to improve early reading skills in Michigan school kids, … Continue reading

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Maybe We Need to Listen to the Youth.

Last fall I was driving around with my son and I had to apologize for the mess that my generation has made of USA. We are all looking to blame someone for the problems we face. Did it ever occur … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

via WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?! When I was growing up there were two places where I always felt safe. HOME and SCHOOL. The USA faces another school shooting today. 16+ more people dead. 50 – The number of mass … Continue reading

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What a YEAR this MONTH has been

What A Year This Month Has Been All of these things happened in January 2018. No, seriously, they really did. By Ryan J. Reilly and Amanda Terkel ILLUSTRATION: DAMON DAHLEN/HUFFPOST; PHOTOS: GETTY/REUTERS/HANDOUT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ibmmGkZy8 WASHINGTON ― It’s still January. We’re just … Continue reading

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How Democracies Die.

I am currently reading the book, “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt , two Harvard professors.  As a former history teacher I find this book compelling, terrifying and a bit depressing but I believe in the lessons … Continue reading

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1/15/2017 Dolores O’Riordan, the singer of the 1990s Irish band The Cranberries, died Monday in London, according to media reports. She was 46. The cause of death was not immediately made public. These were songs my wife and I played … Continue reading

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