Category Archives: The Rest of the World

Voter Suppression in Arizona?

Really? The Arizona GOP files suit in court tomorrow to stop the continued counting of early ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day. I don’t trust their motivation. Is any unconstitutional or corrupt  practice now acceptable in our … Continue reading

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“I am leaving, I am leaving but the fighter still remains…”

So sang Joan Baez last night at the Tucson leg of her one-year farewell tour. We need dynamic social justice fighters. And Joan Baez? Who has been more of a stellar role model spanning her fifty-year career? “It’s been a … Continue reading

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Are Congressional Republicans akin to potted plants? How about Wyoming Republicans?

Here we are in Casper, Wyoming, the state most supportive of Trump. Sipping on a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, eating dill salmon salad sitting in a half avocado, I survey the scene at J’s Pub and Grille. Nice … Continue reading

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Best Sabino Canyon walk ever! Balancing encroaching fascism!

I made it to the top and back, 7.4 miles. Overcast. Lovely. Cool raindrops. A salve to the constant news of America going down, down, down. Assigning myself the end-of-birthday week challenge to make it to the top did me … Continue reading

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The South is full of surprises, part 1

Growing up in New England, the South was the bad guy. Those bad, bad slaveholders, which they were, who pilfered the lives of other human beings. I never thought about my historic New England neighbors who made the masts and … Continue reading

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U.S. Causes Trouble in Mexico!

Driving to Nogales, Arizona, to see my dentist in Nogales, Sonora, I chuckle at giant signs near the U.S.-Mexico border: No weapons or munitions allowed. In Mexico, nearly 70 percent of the 106,000 guns recovered from 2011 to 2016 by the … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: The 89-year-old Rock Star of smarts!

More than five hundred students, old folks, scruffy types, and members of the Tucson intelligentsia listened intently to Noam Chomsky. Sitting on folding chairs in front of the downtown Joel Valdez main library, you could hear a pin drop. Speaking … Continue reading

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