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Greece. Hope?

“Evangelia Koskina just received her first pay increase in six years, but she worries that it could be bad news for the café where she works. “Greece, like fellow euro member Spain, decided this year to sharply increase the minimum wage, despite the legacy of…

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Greenism

Greenish. Socialism. Is this where we are going? Why are we so foolish, I can’t help but wonder sometimes. We’re most foolish when we go down one lane of thought, listen to only one perspective, read only what satisfies our foolishness, and then think we…

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What A Mess We Got Ourselves Into

Certainly in the Western world there have always been so-called elite universities that have the best professors, the best educational programs, everyone working to make the student the brightest, smartest in their chosen subject and when you graduate from them you will get the most…

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Colorism

Apparently a biographical movie about the tennis sports stars and sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, is in our viewing future, but it comes with a bit of controversary over who is being cast as the girls’ father, Will Smith. From The Daily Wirewe read this: “Sports…

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Cephalus and Socrates

Socrates has gone to meet an old friend, Cephalus, who says this to Socrates: “For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.” To which Socrates responds: “There is nothing…

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The New Green Deal

I feel really bad today. I’m trying to think intelligent thoughts, trying to make intelligent statements, but I’m now questioning myself, “Do I really think I know what I think I know?” Last night my wife read something she got off Facebook: eating bananas and…

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The Covington Catholic school boys still vilified. Why?

By now only the mentally insane still believe the Catholic school kids were evil Satanists spitting on an old nearly toothless Indian warrior and yelling obscenities to the crowd. That convenient myth played itself out not long after it was created. And yet, like all…

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Move Over or Slow Down law. Is it really necessary and will it to the job?

I want to defend New Jersey radio host Judi Franco for an op-ed she wrote that has her in hot water with New Jersey’s state troopers’ union and Blue Lives Matter supporters. When I came across this story it was this headline that caught my…

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Individual Hate Versus Collective Hate

Steven Spielberg spoke to NBC’s Lester Holt about the re-release of his award-winning Holocaust drama, “Schindler’s List,” and how times have changed for the worse since. “I think there is more at stake today than even back then,” Spielberg told Lester Holt. “Individual hate is…

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Where Do Our Hyper-critical Attitudes Come From?

I’m asking if we can’t suspend our critical—in this case “critical” is used in the pejorative sense not the intellectual sense of discovery—pose long enough to find some balance in our world. We have become so knee-jerk critical of everything, every word, every thought that…

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