Author Archives: Pat Ryan

One small step

Because I believe our current president has a tenuous, hit-and-miss relationship (at best) with truth, I tend to just shake my head when he opens his piehole or his Tweeting machine: there’s no reason to think any of it is … Continue reading

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A “growing crisis of ethics and integrity”

Regular readers won’t be surprised when I say I can get behind this: If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no long grounded in facts, then we as … Continue reading

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Turns out the twain shall meet after all

Doonesbury, or Shania Twain?  Tough call…but I can has both on the InterWebs. Most interesting read of my morning was this story in Slate about the Canadian singer who got burned by touching on American politics, a story I missed … Continue reading

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The most clear-eyed social critic and political analyst in America

Noodling around in my email files looking for something to write about, but nothing stood out or snagged my interest.  You say I should improve the stuff I keep in my files?  I say, apparently you are correct.  It’s not … Continue reading

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You don’t need to be “deaf, dumb and blind” to be fair

Read this from Vox.com, this is very good.  It’s helped me think more clearly in considering whether there’s been a rush to judgment against men recently accused of sexual assault and harassment. First, I’ll go out on a limb and … Continue reading

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