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Ben Carson speaks on civility in America -- "What can you do with a full brain?”

Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carsondiscussed the division present in today’s society.

STAMFORD — When Dr. 684 more words

Mosab Yousef: a disrupter

The scene is a United Nations Human Rights Council Debate on 25 September, 2017. The council is filled overwhelmingly with people harbouring a shared obsession. Accordingly here they can spew out poison, couched in diplomacy-speak, safe in the belief that no one will gainsay them. 286 more words

Speech Critique

Necessity - Decorum

“Necessity dispenseth with decorum.”

~ Thomas Carlyle

Heart Transplant

Trivia

You can’t help but feel for a guy whose mother was dying on Wednesday, her still hanging on on Friday, reflecting on his blog about his dietary aberrations in the meantime. 32 more words

Ethics

Play the Ball, Not the Man

Roseanne Barr issued a Twitter comment this morning directed at former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett which was crass and outright abusive. She tried to back out of it as a misguided attempt to be funny, but those of us who have grown up know that defense doesn’t work.  423 more words

Politics

Firecracker

Were it not for this teflon
-these confines of my skin,
I would be like a firecracker
bursting out from within
I comport myself for social decorum’s sake…

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Poems

Life & Logic: Part 1 - An Introduction

As another election approaches with summer primaries around the corner, we are reminded again that smart, engaged voters are our key to a strong, healthy democracy. 668 more words

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