Monthly Archives: March 2014

Monopoly, Anyone?

My friend and blogging colleague The Erstwhile Conservative just wrote an interesting post on multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a man who was listed by Forbes as the 8th richest person in the world this month with a net worth estimated at … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Fellow blogger, A Frank Angle recently treated us to a review of Carl Sagan’s famous video clip on “the blue marble”. It is one I never tire of.  Thanks, Frank. I too greatly admire Carl Sagan. He was not only … Continue reading

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Gaming the SAT

Headlines from several sources the other day announced that the folks who run the college SAT testing for high-schoolers were not only revising the tests significantly but even making the essay part optional. Well, I thought, this sounds like just … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine Another Austria?

In thinking about the situation in Ukraine I can’t help but to compare it to pre-WW II when Adolph Hitler began the takeover of Europe: Similar: Invasion of one country by another country, by force for hegemony and economic gain. Invading … Continue reading

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