We must recognize that Floyd’s killing is not an isolated incident but rather a consequence of a monopoly on the legal use of force that has gained power over the decades. I attempt to make my case with nuance and with respect for all those who have been victimized by the state (just about everyone but many worse than others).
“When I grew older, it didn’t feel normal anymore,” said Marcus Jakob, “I kind of thought I was imprisoned by the country.” Marcus grew up in the… Read more “Marcus Jakob Recounts Life in The GDR”
Originally published in the ORU Oracle: http://oruoracle.com/opinion/vote-for-ranked-choice-ballots/ There are 530 federally-elected officials registered as either Republican or Democrat. Three officials are independent. Two political parties cannot accurately… Read more “The importance of Ranked Choice”
I haven’t posted in a while, because I have been very busy. I originally published this in the ORU Oracle- just follow the link below: http://oruoracle.com/opinion/guns-a-god-given-right/
I am writing from the four seasons resort in Costa Rica. The country is full of lush rainforest, and has a growing economy. I have been impressed… Read more “Learning from Costa Rica”
Recently, both houses of congress passed a resolution to end military assistance to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen. President Trump has threatened to veto the… Read more “Congress votes to end assistance to civil war in Yemen”
I will give you the short version- Corporate welfare is the government picking winners and losers. It is not the government’s job to pick winners and losers,… Read more “Picking Winners and Losers”
United States president Donald Trump has often flustered other world leaders, and people who would like to work towards a more globalized world. President Trump, a self… Read more “Macron and Trump”
Tomorrow is Election Day! Anyone who has not already voted via early voting, I encourage you to take the time to vote. The two-thirds of eligible voters… Read more “Encouragement to Voters”
SPACE FORCE: a high sounding achievement. What would change? How can the President use this? Is the money better spent elsewhere?