Category Archives for "Editorials"

Jan 21

The Reagan Era of Voodoo Economics

Editorials

Take a look at the meme in the opening image. I found it online and thought to myself that when it comes to misinformation, sometimes both side participate. This is how I responded to the posting on Facebook: First, the timeline is a bit off. Under Reagan, the top marginal tax rates were lowered from […]

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Oct 20

The Apotheosis of Stupid

Editorials

If ever there was a time the world needed “smart,” that time might be right now. Why now? Well, for one thing, humanity is facing mass extinction. And you must consider this: it didn’t start with stupid. It started with greed. We’ve talked about climate change in two articles: Global Climate Change Climate Change Denial […]

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Oct 02

Margaret Mead

Editorials

There is an apocryphal story all over social media about Margaret Mead. Here is how it starts: Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones. The […]

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May 27

Gun Deaths? Let’s Do Nothing!

Editorials

On this subject I’ve often written that doing nothing doesn’t seem to be working, which I firmly believed until I did a search through the old archives. This searching stuff all started when I suddenly remembered a “News of the Weird” story about this guy who got mad at his girlfriend. She ran out, hopped […]

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May 05

Funny . . . but

Editorials

On St Paddy’s Day, everyone dresses in green, there are shamrocks and leprechauns everywhere and even green beer. So on MLK’s birthday, I fix up some fried chicken and watermelon and suddenly the NAACP is on my ass! Okay, folks, that is a racist joke. But allow me to digress for a bit. Here’s something […]

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Feb 18

Profits Are More Precious Than People

Editorials

I’m old and tired of profits being more precious than people in this country. I fought proudly in Vietnam only to find out afterwards that we were fighting and dying over there for corporate profits. Reagan quashed Jimmy Carter’s energy initiatives to bolster profits for gas and oil, and now we’re facing an extinction event. […]

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