Martin Nicolaus

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Name: Martin Nicolaus
Date registered: November 9, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Vietnam Not Remembered — October 3, 2017
  2. A Necessary Step for Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico: Cancel the Debt — September 27, 2017
  3. Diesels and Honorable Men — August 7, 2017
  4. How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich — July 19, 2017
  5. Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening — July 12, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 — 3 comments
  2. Cuba 1963 — 2 comments
  3. Mississippi Winter 1964-65 — 2 comments
  4. Getting Ready for the Big One — 2 comments
  5. Bernie Blessing Beats Developer Dollars — 2 comments

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May 21

Howard Zinn: Against Discouragement

[Translate] By Howard Zinn At Spelman College, May 15, 2005 I am deeply honored to be invited back to Spelman after forty-two years. I would like to thank the faculty and trustees who voted to invite me, and especially your president, Dr. Beverly Tatum. And it is a special privilege to be here with Diahann …

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Apr 25

Do Genes Make People Crazy?

[Translate] The invention of the telescope in the early 1600s led to discoveries that soon disrupted and crashed centuries of belief about the earth, the sun, and the planets.  Something similar is happening in genetics, and in particular the genetics of psychological and psychiatric disorders. The new telescope is genome sequencing. For the first time, genome sequencing technology …

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Apr 11

To Yosemite and Back in Chevy’s Bolt EV

[Translate] “Let’s go to Yosemite!” said Sheila, my wife, pointing to a San Francisco Chronicle photo of raging waterfalls in the fabled valley.  We checked our calendars. We had the time for a quick visit, two nights, allowing one full day of hiking. There was only one problem. We had just become a one-car family, …

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Mar 11

Take Back Red

[Translate] Berkeley’s local election continues to provide fuel for celebration as Kate Harrison won her race for the District 4 seat vacated by Jesse Arreguin when he became mayor.  The city council now has a 6-3 progressive majority. No doubt it’ll be a challenge to keep that bloc from splintering, but that’s another story. Meanwhile …

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Feb 15

An important local election

[Translate] With the election of a progressive slate to Berkeley’s city council last November, former District 4 city council member Jesse Arreguin became mayor and vacated his council seat.  A special election to fill that seat is taking place via mail balloting only.  Mail ballots have been sent out to District 4 voters and are due …

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Feb 07

Trump Looking for Violent Incident as Pretext

[Translate]   by William E. Connolly Donald Trump is sounding very dangerous these days. He attacks the very legitimacy of the courts, for instance, when he tweets that a “so-called judge” will be responsible if there is a terrorist act during the stay he has imposed on the ban against Muslim entry to the U.S. from …

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Jan 21

Talking Carnage

[Translate] Pat Brown, the current California governor’s father, observed somewhere that in politics, the language always rides off in the opposite direction from the policy. So, if the policy promotes war, its advocates profess nothing but peaceful intentions, and if the policy gouges the poor, the language that wraps the package sparkles with phrases of …

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