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Category Archives: Politics
Last week, the New York Times reported on administration plans to cut popular domestic programs, including funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The move would save $500 million a year, about 0.016% of the federal budget. Said Heritage Foundation … Continue reading
Infrastructure: in·fra·struc·ture – ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/ French noun the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. This phrase comes dramatically to mind with the spillway failure at the Oroville dam, … Continue reading
A 1968 Star Trek episode, “The Day of the Dove,” is an apt metaphor for one of the perils confronting our nation 22 days into the new administration. The episode aired in November, 1968. An alien entity traps Klingons and the … Continue reading
My paternal great great grandfather Gustav, a farmer, was born in the Alsace-Lorraine, a region on the French/German border that had been fought over since the time of Louis XIV. As a young man, grandfather Gustav, his two brothers, and … Continue reading
Today I set a photo of Lady Liberty as header for this blog, which is entirely consistent with its six year old title, “The First Gate.” She guards the gate through which many of our ancestors of non-native descent came … Continue reading
Knowing our truths is an anchor, a center, a “know thyself” tactic at a time when the new president and his minions are trying to normalize lies as “alternate facts.” Continue reading
“Our democracy is under siege by a moron.” – Bruce Springsteen