Category Archives: Current Affairs

The world is rapidly leaving the bigots behind

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.

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Helicopter parenting has gone national

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

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Walter Cronkite rolled over in his grave

How could someone not be fired for this decision?

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Idaho acknowledges that the death penalty kills innocent people.

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

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Compelling? Truthy? Horribly narrow minded and sexist? I’m not sure.

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

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Why do people cheat? Why do children misbehave? The reason is oftentimes simple.

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

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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

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Harry Dicks is almost worse.

Late last summer, a judge in the town of Newport, Tennessee ordered that a 7-month old boy’s name be changed from Messiah to Martin, saying that “it’s a title that has only been earned by one person … Jesus Christ.” … Continue reading

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The Today Show has cornered the market on young, white, blond, female kidnapping victims. You should stop watching.

The Today Show did a segment yesterday entitled Hannah’s Story. As soon as I heard the promo for the segment at the opening of the show, I knew that the kidnapping victim would be young, white and probably blond. Not … Continue reading

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Out of the frying pan…

…and into bigoted stupidity. The smirk on the guy’s face after suggesting that homosexuality is akin to incest is just appalling.  

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