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"Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”—First Amendment, U. S. Constitution, ratified 1791. Bellowing Donald keeps enough major-headline topics in … more
“Full many a flow’r is born to blush unseen, and waste its sweetness on the desert air.”—Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard I looked out near the front door the other day … more
"I want it to be so beautiful because maybe someday they'll call it the Trump Wall.”—Donald Trump, Aug. 2016 Obviously, the fence shown above is not the deterrent Donald Trump has in mind for … more
Human race: “all the people in world considered as a group” (Cambridge Dictionary); “all of the living human inhabitants of the earth” (The Free Dictionary). In the phrase “human race,” … more
“Research shows that diversionary wars — wars started to distract  the public from domestic unrest — are hard to start in democracies and rarely have the intended effect. Military operations … more
The PTHS Alumni Association’s annual reunion banquet will be Saturday, June 9. See conclusion following for further detail. The montage above includes the 1914 PTHS baseball team (7-3 record), … more
The above portraits include two intellectuals exemplifying an intelligence so disdained today by a rapacious self-serving political right wing seemingly determined to destroy public education’s … more
Friday, March 30, Donald Trump designated April 2018 “Second Chance Month,” during which the country will emphasize the need “to provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn … more
“We know that Trump is an inveterate liar because the Washington Post has keep an actual running count of his lies (now topping 2,436) since he took office. There is another word for lying on this … more
It’s time for me to make another of my periodic plugs for Mother Nature and the various struggling creatures with whom I share my life. Global warming/climate change is too big a topic to handle in … more
Like it or not, this is real news. The 27 times Donald tweeted about Obama playing golf while President epitomized his obsessed enmity to that Black man in the White House. See them all here: … more
The history of journalism in America goes back to Sept. 25, 1690 in Boston. It was three printed pages (and one blank), about 6 x 10 inches in size. “Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and … more
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