Trump, Decency, and Democracy

It has been quite a ride for this American expatriate. Settled in Europe, married to a European, and now a citizen of Sweden as well as the US, I was trying to make Europe the focus of my attention, and even my allegiance, but the election of Donald Trump changed all that. I became addicted […]

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Evolution and Politics: A Big Lie in the Washington Post

By Robert Appelbaum               In the United States today there is a strong correlation between place of residence and political attitudes. If you are a New Yorker, you are likely to be liberal. New York City voters chose Hillary Clinton by a margin of 60%! That is, 79% of voters in the five boroughs voted […]

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In Purgatory, with a Non-Victim

(With apologies to Patti Davis.) On my last trip into the afterlife I found myself in Purgatory, and one of the first people I encountered was an old friend, Harvey. Harvey had been dead for about six years. I was surprised he was in Purgatory because I had always thought of him as a stand-up […]

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