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Yeah I’m a liberal, you got a problem with that?

Racing away from racism

I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At the time, nearly 100% of Lancaster County’s population was white Caucasian. My mother and father were both of English extraction. All my classmates in elementary school and high school were white. The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey: Raining shame on Trump, his supporters, and other climate change deniers

As I write this post on August 31, 2017, Hurricane Harvey has overwhelmed southeastern Texas with more than ten trillion gallons of water. Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey is barreling into Louisiana. This storm has already caused incomprehensible misery … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump a Fascist? A biased, pseudoscientific analysis

A recent viral video shows Irish lawmaker Aodhán O’Riordáin telling his colleagues, “America, the most powerful country in the world, has just elected a fascist.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQsy9EW68c)  Other YouTube search results for “Trump fascist” are so numerous that I gave up looking … Continue reading

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My “Top Ten” predictions for the Trump presidency

The people have spoken.  Or, at least, the electoral college has spoken, on the basis of the popular vote state by state.  Or, at least, that’s what we’ve been told.  (Investigative journalist Greg Palast argues — persuasively, I think — … Continue reading

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Freedom and Independence

On Independence Day, we in the USA celebrate our country’s independence from England, and the freedoms we enjoy as U.S. citizens & residents. We like to say we’re the “greatest country in the world,” and that we have more freedom … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty

A beloved symbol of the USA is the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from the French people in 1886.  Its name in French is “La Liberté éclairant le monde,” meaning “Liberty Enlightening the World.”  Chinese pro-Democracy demonstrators created … Continue reading

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My father, the Army surgeon

As I write this, it is Veterans’ Day 2013, and everywhere people are honoring and memorializing members of our armed services.  My father, Frank Kennedy Mears, Jr., was a major in the U.S. Army.  When I was three, in 1955, … Continue reading

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