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Category Archives: Current Affairs
Arizona, Idaho and Kansas are the three most recent states to attempt to legalize discrimination based upon sexual orientation. Arizona’s law passed through the House and Senate before the governor vetoed the bill. The Kansas bill passed the House on … Continue reading
Kansas state representative Gail Finney has proposed a bill that defines acceptable forms of corporal punishment in both schools and home as “up to ten forceful applications in succession of a bare, open-hand palm against the clothed buttocks of a … Continue reading
When an arena of Missouri sports fans gives an openly gay football player a standing ovation, the world is getting decidedly smaller for the bigots of the world.
I feel so lucky that my wife and I were teachers for so many years before becoming parents. As a teacher, I have come to understand the value of allowing a child to struggle. I’ve learned the value of clear … Continue reading
How could someone not be fired for this decision?
I am opposed to the death penalty for many reasons, but chief among them is the possibility that innocent people are mistakenly put to death. As a person who was arrested and tried for a crime he did not commit, … Continue reading
From a piece in TIME entitled It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be by Camille Paglia (author and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) comes these two paragraphs which I found incredibly intriguing and … Continue reading
A new study entitled “The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior” has shown that as long as you didn’t think your cheating hurt anyone, cheating often makes people feel great. Researchers attribute the exhilaration that people feel … Continue reading
Escaping poverty, homelessness and hopelessness was incredibly hard for me. Now 80% of Americans must do the same.
There was a time in my life when I was homeless. I lived in my car and was unemployed. While this was primarily the result of being arrested and tired for a crime I did not commit, I was also … Continue reading