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Jury: a four letter word?

We finally heard from the sixth juror in the Zimmerman trial, the Puerto Rican mother of eight who thinks George Zimmerman was guilty of an intentional act, not committed in self-defense.  After listening to what she had to say to Robin Roberts on Thursday, I am more convinced than ever that our jury system is […]

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Freedom and liberty

I am always amazed that so many people are intrigued by libertarianism. In fact, I think of it as something that captures the imagination of those don’t-tred-on-me folks who, when they are very young and idealistic, truly think that it is not only possible, but a desirable social template. We had an interesting incident here […]

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Problemism

I have been struck by the events of the past few weeks in a way that differs from  past observations of society’s uneven treatment of our children. Then, last night I heard an educator comment that modern society views some children as being merely a ‘problem’. Once that occurs, dehumanization can be rationalized.  If people […]

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Tolerance

When I decided to start this blog, I thought about why I felt I needed another place to share my ideas and thoughts, when I have already done so on FB, Twitter, Tumblr as well as websites I have created along the way. It boils down to: having a place to express considered opinions without […]

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