Category Archives: constitution

It’s not just about the pesticides

Since 2015, with many others, I have been part of the West Chester PA activist group Don’t Spray Me, whose immediate purpose is to cut down on both mosquitoes and the pesticides sprayed to kill them. The Don’t Spray Me … Continue reading

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More “times that try men’s souls”

As Thomas Paine wrote in The American Crisis in 1776: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” And women’s and children’s souls as well, he might have added. Those of us whose souls will be tried are a cross-section … Continue reading

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Is the United States a failed country?

Is the United States a failed country? That term “failed state” (I prefer “country”*) is often tossed around in news reports to describe other countries, the most dramatic of which are predominantly Muslim countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, and … Continue reading

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Who will govern the government?

“Physician, heal thyself,” the saying goes. That’s not an easy order, the self-cure. I recall hearing about an explorer who performed an appendectomy on himself, but that doesn’t seem like a practical solution for most of us. “Government, govern thyself” … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer and the “fractured” GOP

In “How fractured is the Grand Old Party?” (Daily Local News, 8/2/13) Charles Krauthammer is cutting too many corners. 1) “Chris Christie recently challenged Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the National Security Agency metadata program” It’s true that … Continue reading

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