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Elbridge Gerry, Elections and Unintended Consequences

Elbridge Gerry* is best known for only one of his lengthy list of accomplishments, that of ‘Gerrymandering’.* In truth, gerrymandering wasn’t even an Elbridge Gerry creation, but something he accepted reluctantly. It’s a shame, because while gerrymandering besmirches its namesake, … Continue reading

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How to Help Trump

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Without knowing it, many Democrats, progressives and members of the news media help Donald Trump every day. The way they help him is simple: they spread his message. Think about it: every time Trump issues…

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Ten points for Democracy Activists

1 – To understand the basic issues, read “A Minority President”: 2 – Know the difference between framing and propaganda: Frames are mental structures used in thought; every thought uses… Source: Ten points for Democracy Activists

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An Early New Year’s Resolution

An Early New Year's Resolution.

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Thanksgiving Thoughts, 2014

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving. As a kid, it was the getting together with our neighbors and whatever relatives happened by to share good food and games with people we loved; relaxing in an indulgent way that was too-often absent most … Continue reading

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Second Chances

A major solar storm sent two enormous bursts of plasma in our direction Thursday and Friday. Not large enough to cause major disruptions to our infrastructure, they do afford some to get a pretty spectacular show of the aurora borealis–northern … Continue reading

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Remembering Alice

Remembering Alice.

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