Monthly Archives: December 2015

Shipwrecks, climate disruption, mass shootings

This excerpt from Kathryn Schulz, “Writers in the Storm” (The New Yorker, Nov. 23, 2015), seems to me a good analogy for the human slowness in solving problems: It is difficult … to appreciate how catastrophic the weather could be … Continue reading

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Long guns and House Bill 1010

A bill pending before the PA House of Representatives (HB 1010) and Senate (SB 1049) would require that purchasers of “long guns” from a seller who is not a dealer or manufacturer pass a background check before a registered dealer, … Continue reading

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PA Republicans Trumped; can they get out of it?

I really didn’t want to write about Donald Trump (except that I recently did about his name, which two generations ago was Drumpf)… or about the Pennsylvania Republican party either. But the current conjuncture is irresistible, now that neo-Nazi leader … Continue reading

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