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Michael Markowitz
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How to Read a "News" Story
I have mentioned several times before that we must be very careful reading stories from the Mainstream Media. In "This and That #10" I pointed out that the media will bury crucial details far into a story hoping, I guess, that not too many people will read ...
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Oceans 8. Spoiler Alert
My wife and I went to see Oceans 8 last week. Yes, I know, but sometimes we just endure things good naturedly for the ones we love. Do you have any idea how long I spent playing with He-Man and Skeletor dolls? How many hours watching mostly incredibly borin...
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Higher Education
Doing some email housekeeping I came across an old email sent to a good friend following a discussion about higher education. Kathleen is a very well educated (several post-grad degrees including a PhD in Bio-ethics which could not land her a job) and very ...
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This and That # 10
I may have mentioned that I buy the local newspaper most Sundays. Coupons for the little lady, sports section for me. Sometimes I read an opinion article or two. The paper always seems to have at least one major story describing the awful, racist country we...
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White Privilege/Republished
 I have been hearing and reading more and more about white privilege and the ever growing litany of our sins, past and present. In that light I thought it worthwhile to republish my thoughts on the subject. As I have explained my position in conversation in...
White Privilege/Republished
White Privilege/Republished
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Diversity
I don't watch much cable or over the air television. My viewing is generally limited to sporting events. Most recently I enjoyed several NCAA Tournament games. The student athletes are very impressive. I deploy my "mute" button liberally, particularly durin...
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The Horror of Life in Trumpland
On April 15 Yahoo! treated us to yet another Trump inspired horror story about a young American tech entrepreneur and his Indian partners. ..."Now
the company finds itself in limbo amid the Trump administration’s
effort to kill an Obama-era regulation tha...
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The Russians
As you know the United States, along with France and Britain, have bombed three targets in Syria in response to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in its effort to destroy its opposition. You may recall that in 2013 after the Syrian opthamologi...
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Battle Space Preparation
That is what the left is always engaged in. You have likely seen any number of "Blue Wave" articles predicting a big win in November for the Democrats. Republican members of Congress are announcing their intention not to run again in 2018 in record numbers....
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This and That # 9
This and That # 9
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