Category: My Soap Box

A Plan B for Europe

Today’s New York Times Sunday Review section carries a piece entitled in the print edition “Europe Needs a Plan B” by Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference and past German ambassador to the United States.  His argument is simple.  Trump is restructuring the transatlantic alliance that has been the bedrock of the European …

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IMAGINE: Emancipation of Health and Education

IMAGINE:  The Elephant Party and the Donkey Party have split and broken up.  The new Goat Party has won a landslide victory and I, its standard bearer, am installed in the White House.  Following two speeches on foreign policy, I turned to domestic policy issues.  The following is the fourth talk in the series about …

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IMAGINE: A QR Code to Reveal the Birth of Things

IMAGINE:  The Elephant Party and the Donkey Party have split and broken up.  The new Goat Party has won a landslide victory and I, its standard bearer, am installed in the White House.  Following my speeches on Korea and the Mideast, I turned to domestic policy issues. After announcing a New American Spring, I took up …

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Imagine: A Different Tax Idea

IMAGINE:  The Elephant Party and the Donkey Party have split and broken up.  The new Goat Party has won a landslide victory and I, its standard bearer, am installed in the White House.  Following my speeches on Korea, and the Mideast, I have turned to domestic policy issues. After announcing a New American Spring, I …

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He Had Gays Torn to Pieces by Dogs and We Name Schools After Him

Is Vasco Núñez de Balboa a role model for our children? An SF school and street are named after a slave-trading conquistador who helped wipe out a native population BY   TOM GALLAGHER  – December 15, 2017 The movement to remove the names of slave owners from positions of honor has taken down individuals both famous …

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The Sexism Spectrum

The Sexism Spectrum By Toni Mester Why do women have to be groped or raped before male dominance is recognized as systematic oppression? Because sexism spans a wide spectrum of behaviors, many of which are commonly tolerated as human nature or accepted cultural norms. As a result, many men don’t recognize or understand their own …

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A Poem From Within

This Is a Poem About What Causes Poems Like This to Be Written By Jesse J. Before I begin this poem … I’d like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence … In honor of those who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon On September 11th 2001 … I’d …

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