August 2017 archive

Aug 27

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home — Part 14

In Brief — The author gives readers a glimpse of the hard-working personnel who care for all of the oldsters in his department. [Written in June 2017.] Hard-Working, With Uncaring Management — The new management of this warehouse apparently believes the personnel are endowed with super powers: They don’t get tired from the long, mind-numbing …

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Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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Aug 13

SCOTUS: Religion, Women and Death Penalty

In Brief — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) — now back to nine justices with the elevation of Neil Gorsuch — determines the direction of the country. The author explains how the conservative justices will set the tone for the foreseeable future. [Written in April-May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Partisanship and Conservatism Rule — …

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Aug 06

Gorsuching the Supreme Court

In Brief — The author discusses how Neil Gorsuch might affect the Supreme Court and what conservatism and originalism mean. There’s a little on religion, too. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward, O, Backward Goes SCOTUS in Time — Betcha don’t know what Conservative means. Since you may not know that, you probably have no …

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