Education

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Share on Facebook No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my […]

Humanism

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Share on Facebook Conservative politicians and pundits understand that they cannot succeed unless they create an “other” separate from humanity. “Mexican rapist.” “Muslim extremist.” “Thug” “Welfare Queen” “Drug Addict” Hence, conservative politicians and pundits target the Humanities at universities with vicious attacks that de-legitimize these fields of study. Renaissance humanism opened the door to the […]

Pet Peeve

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Share on Facebook This is really a pet peeve of mine. Often family, friends and strangers get upset with me for telling them the truth. Often they will say, “I never learned that.” Why blame ME and the TRUTH for your poor education? You live in the Information Age. Educate yourself. I try my best […]

The Great Insulters

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Share on Facebook I am less concerned with the lazy borrowing than the message. Trump Jr. Just said that public school teachers are just like workers in a communist coutry. They don’t care about the quality of their product. They only care about a paycheck. The Trumps don’t just insult immigrants. They insult teachers. They […]

Oklahoma Conservatives Kill Jobs and the Middle Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Share on Facebook Killing jobs. Killing a state. Is it any wonder, young people have to leave the state to find a decent job? Public services are essential for a middle class to survive. The budget agreement announced today by legislative leaders and the Governor proposes a total of $6.778 billion in state appropriated dollars […]

Who are the real conservatives?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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America is exceptional.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Share on Facebook America is exceptional.  It was the first nation founded on science, separating church and state and social contract theory.  These ideals, while not actualized at first, allowed Americans to mature and grow.  These ideals provided a pathway to building Modern America with its large middle class and diverse population living in peace. […]

Why is faith no longer good enough?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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We Need Public Institutions

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Share on Facebook The solution to this problem is obvious. More tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, while slashing education and job training. With more than 12.7 million Americans unemployed, companies have no trouble attracting applicants….While these workers don’t need college degrees, they need at least two years of specialized training plus strong math, reading […]