When The Full-Time Commute is Over—Now What? An Open Conversation with Myself—Part 3 — It Sure Can Be Quiet — by Steve Harding

Nothing rings. Nothing buzzes, unless you count the guy that comes to the door selling solar panels. No business calls. No business related e-mails. No invitations to speak. There are no texts, no tweets, no nothing, unless you count the ones from family and a few friends. It is silent. My god people, you're gone... Continue Reading →

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Donald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of Law– This should be the biggest headline of the speech. By YASCHA MOUNK for Slate

"But Trump’s speech was also deeply dangerous for an even more important reason: Under the cover of his soothing rhetoric about unity and bipartisanship, Trump called on Congress to give him unprecedented and unquestionably antidemocratic powers:"  Yascha Mounk https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/donald-trump-just-asked-congress-to-end-the-rule-of-law.html This is a clear attempt to validate a return to political patronage. What's worse, it beckons... Continue Reading →

U.S. Supreme Court New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971) New York Times Co. v. United States No. 1873 Argued June 26, 1971 Decided June 30, 1971* 403 U.S. 713

Katharine  Graham   https://youtu.be/nrXlY6gzTTM In 1971, I was a political science major in my senior year in college. This topic dominated the conversation in all of my poli sci classes regardless of the course title and the intended subject matter. From kindergarten on, a civically educated society is an imperative.  Education is not just about... Continue Reading →

Higher Education Is Drowning in BS And it’s mortally corrosive to society, by Christian Smith, professor of sociology– the University of Notre Dame.

For those of you that have focused attention spans, this article is worth your time. I find truth in many, if not most, of the authors assertions. Over the years, I have adjuncted in four universities, guest lectured at another three and have also instructed in extension courses, including an OLLI program, at still another.... Continue Reading →


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