Category Archives: Democracy in Danger

The peril of political power

“ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE”

Is There Such A Thing?  The power of science lies in its skeptical, rational, evidenced-based approach to understanding the world.  David J. Helford On Saturday, April 22 the American people put on a demonstration about respecting science in today’s politics. … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM *

And The Donkey In A Different Room Never the twain shall meet. “The elephant in the room” is a metaphorical idiom describing a major problem or controversial issue that is obviously present but avoided as a subject for discussion because … Continue reading

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HOW MANY POLITICIANS DOES IT TAKE

To Abandon Democracy In America? It only takes one, if the one is the President of the United States  The American political system relies on the personal qualities of the man or woman who wields the awesome powers of the … Continue reading

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THE ISLAND OF POLITICS

Has Been Invaded This blog was inspired by sports writer Scott Ostler’s article,                                                  “Politics and sports … Continue reading

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AMERICAN VALUES

And Today’s Political Values? Make American Values Great Again  Our democracy was founded on a set of values that became known as American Values”. Today there are a variety of lists of these values. I have taken the following short … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POLORIZATION

And Empathy * Empathy – the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation. Dictionary This blog is about the political polarization of the liberal and conservative … Continue reading

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PLAUSIBLE – PROBABLE – POSSIBLE

Or Proven   We have created more human-made information in the last five years than in all of human history before them. Daniel J. Levitin This blog is the result of my beginning to read Daniel J. Levitin’s new book, … Continue reading

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