Category Archives: American Values

The state of the political system

Almost time for the president’s State of the Union address—oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Not really.  I’m feeling that I should watch/listen to the speech just because I like to think that I’m a good citizen, but … Continue reading

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It’s a good news/bad news Friday

The good news comes from the Supreme Court of the United States, which has decided that it will hear arguments on whether or not same-sex couples have a right to marry. This New York Times story summarizes the cases from … Continue reading

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#JeSuisCharlie

What happened in Paris this morning?  Well, for starters, it’s not about cartoons: …this isn’t about Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons, any more than a rape is about what the victim is wearing, or a murder is about where the victim was … Continue reading

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Truthiness

Today Stephen Colbert retires “Stephen Colbert.” Since October 2005 Colbert the comedian and satirist has launched “Colbert” the character on a mission to entertain us by shining a light on the hypocrisy and evil intentions of people who profit from … Continue reading

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No news is actually excellent news

It’s not that nothing happened…but today, when the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States decided not to take up any of the pending cases on same-sex marriage, as they were expected to, the decision not to decide—at … Continue reading

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