“With Liberty and Justice for All”

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance received official recognition by Congress in an Act approved on...

Who Is Really Being Hurt?

So, President Trump is imposing a 25% surcharge on softwood lumber going into the U.S. from Canada. Sure enough, the surcharge will cause job losses in Canada. We have other markets we can pursue, however. On the other hand, Trump’s measures to help U.S. forest...

Right On Bernie!

Bernie Sanders said it well, “Trump’s belief that climate change is a ‘hoax’ is not just embarrassingly stupid, it is a threat to our entire planet.” Indeed, unlike tobacco, fossil fuels don’t just kill one at a time, they threaten the lives of everyone on the planet!...

The Mean-ing of America™

What Does “Mean-ing” Mean? Mean: (Oxford) a. 1. Not generous. 2. Ignoble; small-minded. 3. (of a person’s capacity, understanding, etc.) inferior; poor. 4. Malicious; ill-tempered. 5. Vicious or aggressive. 6. (colloquial) ashamed. (Roget’s) a. 1. NASTY,...

To What End Education? Part II

Who Are Our Heroes? Even if you are not a sports fan, you have to give sportscasters credit for their creative use of language. They have more ways of saying “nothing” than any other media types: “zero”, “zip”, “nada”, “nil”, “zilch”, “nix”, “donut” “goose egg”,...

To What End Education? Part I

The wealth of literature dealing with changes in education since WW II notwithstanding, little in schooling is different now compared to the early post-war years. Little has changed in education save the means. The ends are essentially the same. If we define...

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