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Defund What?

Proposals to “Defund the Police” are trending as I write this, spurred on by the deaths of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor, among others. But the defund movement has a much longer history in the United States, with serious arguments … Continue reading

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Police Disruption 2

I prefaced my first post on this subject by noting that I have been a participant in many protests in my adult life. The causes have differed widely, including opposition to various wars, support for civil rights, rejection of pipelines, … Continue reading

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Police Disruption 1

I have been a participant in many protests in my adult life. The causes have differed widely, including opposition to various wars, support for civil rights, rejection of pipelines, and dissent against the election of a sexist and racist president. … Continue reading

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NFL Witness

Rulings by the United States Supreme Court have myriad effects on our lives; we frequently see echoes of their influence in events many decades after the Court makes its statement. In some cases we don’t even have to strain our … Continue reading

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Faux Foot Follies

This is a pre-Thanksgiving blog entry, and what could be more appropriate for that than a discussion of … football? After all, Thanksgiving is the traditional football holiday, isn’t it? The game has always been an object of devotion in … Continue reading

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Violent Intersections

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early in the morning on July 5th, a black man selling CD’s in the parking lot of a convenience store is wrestled to the ground and shot by two police officers. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the … Continue reading

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Muslim Protest News

We must admit that our media sources are, to one degree or another, biased. The news that we get is filtered in a way that modifies some viewpoints and ignores many others, including a number of inconvenient stories and facts. … Continue reading

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