Category Archives: culture

A more precise preamble to the American Constitution

“We the Investors in the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Corporation, establish Contract, Property, Tort, and Criminal Law, insure domestic Tranquility by regulating the behavior of our Wage Earners and Slaves (otherwise known as Citizens), provide … Continue reading

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The Latest from Mayberry: The Six Commandments

Life is too complex to spend time on four extra commandments that you will probably break after this morning’s pew riding session, so here are the six commandments that you should follow to bring clarity to a certain world of … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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What keeps Mitch McConnell from letting his people go?

Annie Lowery wrote a piece for The New York Times discussing the hard times faced by the residents of Eastern Kentucky.  Ms. Lowery identifies six Kentucky counties (Breathitt, Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie, and Mayoffin) that rank among the ten poorest in … Continue reading

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Get rid of drama. Get new friends

In a line in Kroger, a cashier, a woman in her late fifties or early sixties, and another associate, a teenager, are talking. I start putting my groceries on the belt when the associate attempts to include me in their … Continue reading

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If I had a daughter, I wouldn’t let #SherylSandberg near her

My very first memory was standing in my great-aunt’s store in the Irishtown section of Basseterre, St. Kitts. I say my great aunt’s store because although she owned it along with her husband, I knew from the age of three … Continue reading

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