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Shame on you, Rep. Wittman.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives took the extraordinary and dangerous step this week of supporting a lawsuit by Texas against other fellow states.  Sadly, my U.S. representative, Rob Wittman (1st District of Virginia), joined some other Republican members of the House of Representatives by adding his name to this filing, an alarming document.  …

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The death of facts

A commentator on the news this a.m. (sorry, I can’t remember who it was!) noted the link between anti-maskers and election-conspiracy supporters.  I’d not thought about this before, but there’s an absolute connection.  It all has to do with an increasing failure in our society to acknowledge demonstrable, provable, evidence-based facts.  There are facts, and there …

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Fact-checking pro-Trump FB Post – Part I

There’s a widely-circulated Facebook post purporting to be from a Democrat.  The author (not surprisingly) is unknown.  The facts generally false or misleading, although the author gets a few things right.  I’ve decided to break it down, paragraph-by-paragraph, to determine accuracy.  If you’ve reposted this post, why not include this response?  Because of the length of …

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Reason and statues

History will be the judge of today’s political environment, whatever the subject:  the pandemic, Trump, or racial equality.  I don’t think the the first two topics will be treated favorably.  I’m hopeful that the third – racial equality – will be seen as a sea change to the betterment of society.  I’m hopeful the movement …

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Masks and Optics

Yesterday’s news was filled with images of Vice President Pence visiting the Mayo Clinic – and its COVID-19 patients, sans face mask.I don’t get it.  He was quoted as saying, “As vice president of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the …

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