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Never Stop Learning: Confessions of a Dilettante
When I was a kid, I used to read encyclopedias. We had two sets. The World Book 1975 was my favorite. It had a few color photos and it was amazing. Pick a letter off the shelf, open the book up and learn about something. I loved learning about things. I sti...

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The GOP Plan to Kill Employer-Based Health Insurance
Mabel Goodwin, forty-five, is examined by a woman doctor at the employment office of the Bell Aircraft plant.  Our Employer based health insurance has its roots in World War II. Library of Congress photo. I don't know what worries me more, the fact that aft...

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Trump is going to kill children with this one
TRUMP is anti-science and pro conspiracy theory -- a dangerous combination where the health of millions of American children are concerned.  Now he selected an anti-vaccine kook to head the Commission on Vaccine Safety. As the Washington Post reports Trump ...

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Light in the Darkest Days
Newgrange in Ireland These are the darkest of days. Overcast skies rob us of precious minutes of sunlight in the late afternoons. Veil the sunset in coal dust, ink black with a mist of rain swirling ‘round a 4:30 porch light. We of northern latitudes and co...

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What's Going to Happen to Obamacare?
Republicans have been elected on a single promise over the past few elections -- repeal Obamacare. Most people have heard the name, but don't know what it means. If you ask them about the benefits of individual provisions of the law, they are in favor of it...

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My commentary on what comes next -- and how Republicans might wish they hadn't won so handily.

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Argument for a Mandate
Republicans in Washington DC have got to have mixed feelings about this election. They should be happy. On the one hand, they can now have everything they want. They control all the levers of power -- the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. They ca...

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Welcome to the New ebbTIDE
Welcome to the ebbTIDE. Years ago, when I was a journalist and editor of my own online magazine, I could collect the best writing of the week and comment on it. It was called the ebbTIDE. (during the first tech boom, you were required to use either bad spel...
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