Tag Archives: US Congress

No surprise: Civility and trust down nationally since November

The chart below is from “Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down” by Jessica Taylor, NPR.org, July 3, 2017. It would be interesting to have figures for Chester County. It would be a good bet, though, … Continue reading

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Yes, Children, there is a Congress but…

December 24, 2016, evening Dear Children, It has come to our attention that you may be wondering if there is a United States Congress. “Why,” some of you are asking, “Should we believe in you when you don’t bring us … Continue reading

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Women candidates and the two parties

On 9/8/14 the Daily Local News published a letter from me under the title “More women would be good for state and country.” Though I don’t doubt that that title is literally true, what I really said is that “a … Continue reading

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2010 advice to the President and structural problems

In my files I came across a piece of writing from January 2010 that I don’t seem to have ever posted. I’m going to paste it farther below, because it just shows how slowly things change in our country. Actually, … Continue reading

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Fourteen questions on Syria for the U.S. Congress

Is it worse for a government to kill its own people (Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, China…) or other people (Israel, Palestine, Pakistan, India…)? Is killing people by chemical weapons worse than killing them by nuclear bombs, traditional bombs, guns, drones, … Continue reading

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Yes, children, there is a Congress

Dear children, It has come to our attention that some of you are wondering if there is a United States Congress. “Why,” some of you are asking, “Should we believe in you when you don’t bring us any presents?” And … Continue reading

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