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Grounded in Truth and Reality

In 1989, the Polish Solidarity used the slogan "May Poland be Poland. 2 + 2 must always equal four." While this might seem to be a simple factual statement, it was in fact a declaration that statements that had been passed off as facts were, in reality, lies. It was a declaration that truth had to be at the forefront of the movement to crush ...Read more

Better Communication

The fact is that 3.5 voters support voter identification laws for every 1 voter who opposes them.

But the news media and Democratic activist groups are equating voter ID laws with voter suppression. They are doing this at the top of their lungs and their screaming is drowning out the views of the vast majority of voters (75%), who "believe ...Read more

Republicans Are Dealing With a Shameless Competitor

Whoever is in charge of naming the Democratic bills in the House of Representatives must have a twisted sense of humor. Let's take a few examples. The so-called Equality Act is an Inequality Act. If the bill is passed, parents of minors who do not allow them to undergo medical transgender procedures could have their children removed from the ...Read more

Public Health, Private Anguish

Last year, we began what was supposed to be a short lockdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19-related hospitalizations. It's a year later and we are still mostly locked down. This past year has been particularly hard on young adults, according to a story in The Wall Street Journal titled "Pandemic Loneliness Is Hitting Young Adults Especially ...Read more

Free Your Thinking

There is so much information in our world today, it's hard to know what is real information, what is misinformation and what is disinformation. To deal with the ever-increasing volume of data, we often look to other people or institutions to determine how to process the information. This is particularly true in politics and news, which have ...Read more

Simple Terms

This week marked "Read Across America Day," a day to encourage and celebrate the joy of reading, especially among our children. Read Across America was established by the National Education Association in 1998 and falls on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump referred to Dr. Seuss as part of their proclamations ...Read more

Elevate Your Thinking

If you've seen the signs reading, "Science is real," heard the phrase, "follow the science" or been told to "trust in science," and if these statements have often been used to try to curb your dissent, free thinking and discussion -- then elevate your thinking. These statements are the opposite of scientific inquiry, which is the process of ...Read more

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being Divisive

This past week, former President Donald Trump was acquitted for a second time after being impeached. This time, the charge was for inciting an insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had written an email to Republican colleagues Saturday giving them cover for voting not to convict. "While a close call, I am persuaded that ...Read more

Small Positive Steps Build Hope

When faced with a crisis, our physiological response is to fight or flee. This is the automatic response because for millions of years, it gave us a better chance of living until tomorrow. If faced with a mortal enemy, that is the best response. But rarely are we faced with a mortal enemy that requires instantaneous action, even if we think it ...Read more

Time to move on from anger

This Saturday marks President Ronald Reagan's 110th birthday. Without Reagan, the outcome of the Cold War would have been much different. He was a Hollywood actor before becoming the governor of California and a two-term president. In 1987, during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, he challenged the general secretary of the Communist ...Read more

Actions more important than words

During his inauguration speech last week, President Joe Biden called for unity, and millions of Americans watched and applauded. The words were hopeful, inspiring and forward-looking. Biden said: "To all those who did not support us, let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart. And if you still disagree, so...Read more

Those who are driving political polarization are the media, social media and politicians

It was a long 2020. It featured a pandemic, politics and economic hardships. Many of us are tired of the political polarization and the constant spewing of hate. It's not just that we don't want to be hated; we also don't want to hate. We yearn to get along, to make progress and to work together to make our country better for our children. We're...Read more

 

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