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Puerto Rico: The Plight of Territorial-Americans

Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Natural disasters tend to bring the best in most people: their compassion as well as their humanity; while also unmasking the hardheartedness and greed in more than a few among us.  We, in a geographic America with blurred identity borders, are these days experiencing times that will define us in a way we have never been defined before; not just in human terms but politically as well.  Hurricane Maria delivered not only its fury on the Boricua-Americans and their beautiful tropical island, but also a clear message to the rest of us, Americans…

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Adopting Change Implies Adapting to Change… or Else!

mariaAs we have it in today’s world, faith and reason are forced to cohabitate, procreating in their union sets of hetero-twins appropriately named Ignorance and Wisdom. Scientific consensus no matter if derived from rigorous objectivity can conveniently be cast aside, if and when it suits the needs of those who hold the reins of power.

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Donald Trump’s Evolving Mass Movement

trump-seeksIn the Sunday, September 10, issue of the New York Times (NYT) there are two editorials that have to do with Donald Trump and his supporters. One is entitled “The Trump Fever Never Breaks” and the other is “President Trump’s War on Science.” As we will see, the two pieces actually address different aspects of a single evolving phenomenon. However, we will examine each in turn and tie them together as we go. 

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Labor Day 2017

CapitalismWe have just celebrated Labor Day weekend (September 2, 3, 4) in the United States, the very heartland of capitalism. Apropos of the holiday, I happened to have run across a July 2016 survey with the original paradoxical title, “Job Satisfaction Hits a 10-Year High - But It’s Still Below 50%.” What the survey reports is that “just under half (49.6%) of U.S. workers surveyed reported they are satisfied with their jobs.”

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America Still Lives under the Racial Armistice of 1865

Donald TrumpSixty-five years past the Korean conflict, Americans are reminded that there was no end to the Korean War only a cease of hostilities which in 2017 can turn into a holocaust as two unstable leaders keep their fidgety fingers over the buttons that can ignite a nuclear war.  And of the two, I worry more about Donald Trump than I do Kim Jong Un, for it seems to me that the latter has far more to lose.  We are waking up to the reality that an armistice is not something that can stay swept under the rug forever; that eventually the rug will wear out or require that it be cleaned. North Korea just reminded us of it.

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