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Lanny Arvan
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A Short Story About Our National Politics.
This is best view by first going to full screen and then sizing it to your own comfort.
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Test of sharing story
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How to Unifty the Left and the Center - One Voter's View
There have been many pieces as of late in the New York Times about the Democratic Party moving to the Left.  Is it good or bad?  Is it really happening?  What will the consequences be? This has been cooking for some time.  To establishment types, Bernie San...
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Is the sky really falling? If so, is it time to bury Caesar?
Let me begin with what I think we know and where we all can agree.  The Russians did meddle a lot in the 2016 election.  Their purpose in doing so was to undermine Americans faith in their democracy.  The Russians have been remarkably successful in doing th...
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What if Sulu had been Captain of the Enterprise on the original Star Trek?
While I did watch the show on TV, I am not a Trekkie.  After watching the first movie or two with the original cast and one with the new cast (plus the old Spock), I completely lost track of the remaining sequels, though in doing some Google searches for th...
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Who needs research anyway?
It's easy enough to consider research to find a cancer cure or other research to get us to drive/fly Jetsons-like craft powered entirely by the sun and see the utilitarian benefit from the research, even if delivery of a functional product remains far into ...
Who needs research anyway?
Who needs research anyway?
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What Does Free Speech Mean? Some Issues to Consider
I want to begin with two observations/questions.  The first comes from reading Peter Drucker .  He models communication as a message being sent and then received.  Drucker asserts that the active party in any communication is the recipient (listener).  It i...
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Blame It On The Bossa Nova
With society evidently in decline, there is a growing cottage industry of folks doing a historical look and from that trying to discern the cause of that decline. On the liberal side of things, the year 1980 has become focal, witness this recent piece by Pa...
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There really isn't freedom of speech in a well functioning classroom
I am reacting to a piece from the Chronicle this morning ,  I want to make a general point that free speech doesn't happen in the classroom.  Instead, the instructor regulates student speech.  In a course where otherwise the students are satisfied with how ...
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Adapting the Marquess of Queensberry Rules for Debate to Simulate Argument
The New York Times has recently had a series of pieces to wit that Liberals should be debating Conservatives vigorously in the "marketplace" of ideas.  This is supposed to normalize each group and get away from the extreme views that appear to emerge when e...
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