Monthly Archives: May 2014

I worry about surveys

I took my share of statistics as a political science major in college. As a teacher and journalist I’ve spent a lifetime asking questions, which can be difficult because no one is objective. Consider the recent Anti-Defamation League survey on … Continue reading

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Aphasia: Loss of language, not intellect

Leaving happy hour tonight with a couple of 40-somethings, I noticed a bumper sticker I had never seen before. “Aphasia: Loss of language, not intellect.” As I’m pushing 70, this appeals to me. I’ve had three brain glitches in my … Continue reading

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A woman president in my lifetime…and lilacs too

It’s about time. Even if a smart, compassionate woman president won’t have any more power with an obstructionist Congress than a smart, compassionate male president, we need a woman president. And I want to see one in my lifetime. I … Continue reading

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