Public Affairs - Politics

Joe Biden Endorses Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Campaign

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones of Birmingham in his bid to replace Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate. Former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange now occupies the seat held by Sessions for 20 years. Strange was appointed by disgraced former…

Legal Affairs

Editorial Opinion

Thoreau’s Realometer: Sessions is a Goner — Trump Should Go Too

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“Be it life or death, we crave only reality.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oh how things have changed since Henry David Thoreau’s 1854, when he first published Walden. How things have changed since 1896, when Adolph Ochs purchased and began transforming the New…

The Political Divide Originates on the Right

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By Ken Levy – Many commentators are suggesting that both right and left are equally to blame for all the polarization between them. They’re wrong. The reason for all the bitterness between left and right is entirely the right’s fault. Right-wingers who suggest otherwise are self-deluded – and usually projecting. Exhibit A: Newt Gingrich. On…

Southern Politics

Alabama Senate Race Could Change the Balance of Power in Washington

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Republicans in the United States Senate release their version of a bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without healthcare, there is a sleeper special election Senate race down in my home state of Alabama that could begin to upset the…

Lawsuit Moves Forward to Stop Cuts to Healthcare for Disabled

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By Kimberely Blackburn – JONESBORO, Ark. – A new program implemented by Arkansas Department of Human Services resulted in cuts of home health care hours for many in the disabled community of the state. Legal Aid of Arkansas won a temporary restraining order on behalf of many who suffered a cut in hours in February.…

Science-Environment

An Update on Thoreau’s Necessities of Life

“The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of success.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Glynn…

Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Makes America Less Safe

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Even Members of Congress and Trump Voters and Fans Who Visit Washington – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — When New York celebrity businessman Donald J. Trump took office in January, one of his first acts as president was to immediately sign a symbolic memo calling for a “hiring freeze” on federal employees. The…

Media & The Arts

Contemplating the State of Things on Thoreau’s 200th Birthday

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Henry David Thoreau is one of the founding fathers of American activism and civil rights as well as science and environmental writing. Clearly my own life and career are inspired by my own reading of Thoreau. I mean I got rid of most of my worldly possessions about…