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What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading
The Nov. 6 midterms set a record number for voters: An estimated 113 million came out to the polls, or 49 percent of those eligible… Continue reading
As a youth in my late teens, I joined a strict religious cult and spent seven years of my life deeply involved in it. The… Continue reading
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.
Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.
The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading
“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com). What is post-truth? According to… Continue reading
The definition of identity politics: Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race,… Continue reading
Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading
Nothing else makes much sense.
Are U.S. presidents responsible for the economy? Can President Trump and the Republicans take credit for the 4.1 percent growth rate we are experiencing? That’s… Continue reading
Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading
This seems to be China’s problem: it has a bad image, which is bringing major problems to its door. China has begun to change those… Continue reading
Imagine you are a devout 68-year-old Southern Baptist Christian, living in Richland, Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, a floral shop, for over 20 years.… Continue reading
The time was 460 B.C. The place, across the Tiber River from the city of Rome. The protagonist was a farmer who tilled the soil… Continue reading
Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.
Do you remember the tit-for-tat fights you had as a kid? Someone hit you so you hit them back. Someone called you a name, so… Continue reading
‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading