Sunday, February 14, 2016

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“Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.” --...
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In what is probably the most interesting and, from a GOP perspective, one of the most damaging campaigns since young Barry Goldwater hedged on civil rights and heaped praise on the John Birch Society...

Well, the silly season is thoroughly upon us and, though hard to believe, it’s even sillier than usual.  The leading Republican is P.T. Barnum; the leading Democrat is Madame Chiang Kai Shek.  Only in...

I am writing this from San Cristobal (sorry about “your snow”) The significance writing from here is the Zapatista movement. It began here in San Cristobal and surrounding villages in the early 1980’s and after...
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January is a time for new beginnings and transitions.  Named for the Roman god Janus - the Latin word for door, we hope for better days to come.  New Year’s is even better than...

At press time the Middleburg Police Department was estimating that an all time record crowd of between 26 and 28 thousand people were present for all or part of this year’s Christmas in Middleburg...

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance - Franklin...
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OK, let’s stipulate right up front that not all Muslims are terrorists.  No serious person has suggested that anyway, but the accusation that Americans, especially conservatives, believe it is the progressive default response whenever...

Once again, as pointed out in the book, “The Shock Doctrine,” governments and companies are capitalizing on disastrous events. Immediately after the Paris attacks the ‘pathological liar,’ John Brennan (as described in the NY Times)...

Christmas is a Season when the self encounters itself.  There is a solitary quality about Christmas, as well as one of great merriment spent in joy with family and friends all across our great...

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