Category Archives: Media

Religious Freedom

The United States Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion.  The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993, which passed Congress with nearly unanimous bipartisan support before being signed into law by President Clinton, endorses this constitutional guarantee.  The vast … Continue reading

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Whose Anger is Justified?

If you watched the news these last few days, you were likely bombarded with images of violence in the streets of Ferguson, as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Oakland, and Chicago among others.  You saw some … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Thank you William for bringing Juliet to life so she could speak such profound truth.  What difference does it make what a thing is called?  The smell is that of a rose, even if it is called rafflesia or perhaps … Continue reading

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On Being Offended

If I call you a Pig-Skirted-Hog-Mistress, you might be offended. But I have every right under the U.S. Constitution to call you that and any other name I choose.  How we react when we feel offended by verbal abuse hurled … Continue reading

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The NFL: Protecting Endemic Peoples and Ungulates

It’s disgusting, and we need to do something about it immediately! The most surprising aspect of this controversy is how long we’ve endured this offense without anyone taking action.  This is why I am so delighted that the FCC and … Continue reading

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Faulty Assumptions and Illogical Reasoning

Editorial writers often present arguments based upon false assumptions. When this is followed by illogical reasoning, the result may be amusing, frustrating, or both. This, of course, depends entirely upon the perspectives and psychopathologies of the readers and whether they … Continue reading

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How Would You Grade Our Schools?

How do you feel about the schools in your community?  How would you grade the nation’s schools?  How many of you would award your child’s school an A, B, or perhaps an F? The Gallup organization has been polling Americans about their … Continue reading

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If I Want Your Opinion . . .

I’ll give it to you! There was a time when I thought this was funny.  Now I realize it’s actually a dangerous and all too common attitude. George Orwell described a dystopian society in his novel, 1984, in which there were … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

According to that unimpeachable source, Wikipedia, Mark Twain popularized the saying in Chapters from My Autobiography, published in the North American Review in 1906. “Figures often beguile me particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case … Continue reading

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On Being Human and Biased

Last I checked, all newspaper, radio, Internet, and television reporters are human.  The same holds true for commentators, bloggers, editors, publishers, photographers, videographers, and the guy or gal that delivers your paper.  Being human, they have world views, attitudes, passions, slants, frustrations, … Continue reading

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