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What "Independent" Means

The Independent , a major British daily morning newspaper, announced that it will stop printing a paper copy and have only online editions. ...

27 September 2020

Banned Books 2020

In midst of these challenging times, it was shocking for me to read about Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in Alaska (which had closed their schools in March 2020 due to COVID-19) managed to have a school board meeting on 22 April 2020 and ban 5 books. Those in support of free speech and good literature must always stay as vigilant as those who are not, even in the 21st century and during a pandemic.











19 September 2020

RIP RBG

When I heard last night that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had succumbed to her nth bout of cancer and died, all I could think was, "OMG."

And, of course, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who had successfully delayed and blocked the appointment of Merrick Garland, then-President Obama's very reasonable choice after the sudden death of Supreme Count Justice Anthony Scalia in February 2016 nearly 9 months (about the amount of time for a baby to be brought to term) before the presidential elections, is raring to go to confirm now-President Trump's yet-to-be-named nominee for the open Supreme Court before this year's elections in 45 days.  Trump has a veritable poison pen list of possibilities. This is an appointment FOR LIFE, people. Can't anyone look beyond their current bottom-of-the-pyramid needs?