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David Souter's Warning

Last night Trump gave his best speech ever, best because it didn’t sound much like Trump. He refrained from crude insults (though there were subtle ones) and refrained — at last — from mentioning his “massive victory” in November. 233 more words

An Exercise in Civic Responsibility

I recently served on a jury. It was my second time doing so. I served on a criminal case once many years ago. This one was a civil case. 523 more words

Other Opinions

Why is it important to take public transport

It pains me to do something that I have learned is not right, or at least not desirable. Like any of you, I have read a number of articles on environment and how so many things that we do on a daily basis, if avoided can make you responsible citizens and some tiny difference to this earth. 817 more words

Society

How to Communicate Facts in the Age of Trump

ORIGINAL POST DATE: February 2017

In this age, where the Republican administration is relying on “alternative facts,” gagging federal employees, and barring reputable news sources from White House briefings, effective communication of factual, evidence-based information is now more important than ever. 1,197 more words

Politics

Political Ambition

Upon reading about a lady who wrote a note to Paul Ryan while on a flight, urging him to be on the “right side of history”, I remember when the day after John Boehner, the previous Speaker of the House, after meeting with the new Pope Francis, resigned from office. 328 more words

Civic Responsibility

Trump is America

When I hear the words “America first, America first…” and transpose the meaning, “Trump first”, the world suddenly makes a lot more sense. Rewind a few weeks to the day when Trump announced his controversial plan to retain full ownership of his businesses whereby he only receives a consolidated profit and loss statement each year – and that the trump organization will only invest in domestic deals – I wonder, what if this is the vehicle by which trump the business man is using to comprehend the American economy and inform his world perspective? 577 more words

Civic Responsibility