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Crystal Ball Musings for 2014

What will happen in 2014? Will the Tea Party finally gasp its last breath in the midterm elections? Will the GOP find its conscious? Will President Obama be vindicated in health care reform and other policies and positions?

 

Money Madness: Why and How College Athletes Should be Paid

Free markets and college football. Deeply embedded into the sociocultural fabric of American life, these two time-honored traditions are incompatible.

 

Clowns

My most recent thoughts on politicians (I thought I'd already put this up, but must not have)

Clowns

Every few years we get the chance,
stroll down the road,
tick another box or two,
decide which toad
will screw us over for the next few,

 

When A Tornado Isn't The Only Destructive Force

We grieve for those lost in Oklahoma's tragedy, as we did for victims of recent hurricanes and tornadoes, but denial of science keeps us from addressing climate change's role in these unnatural disasters.

 

Putting Zen Back Into Citizen

While the NRA pushes a paranoid dystopia, the President proposes common sense steps to calm violence, cool tempers & control guns.

 

Sandy Hook: The Tragedy That Changed America’s Heart

Nothing since 9/11 has affected so many Americans with so much grief and heartache.

 

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown

I posted this after Aurora. Unfortunately it fits again.

And so we have another "massacre", this time in Aurora, Colorado, maybe 20 miles from Columbine. Pretty soon we can just start characterizing these barbarities as "incidents".

 

Cause of Homelessness in America is Diverse

As someone, who was worked for a homeless shelter for over five years and whose job description sometimes meant signing in walk-ins and staffing the phones for referrals, I have met many homeless people. I can tell you that they are a mixed bunch.

 

THE COMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

I don’t know if the rest of y’all have been watching commodities prices lately, but I have, and what I’m seeing is starting to really scare me. A lot.