To be Rich without Money

In a March 2015 Smithsonian magazine article titled, Grand Canyon on the Edge, the author, David Roberts, explores the conflict of commercial development on the Navajo Reservation near the Grand Canyon. As one begins to read it is apparent that the story being told is a familiar one. Mainstream America designates which parcel of land…

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Fifty-five year Journey to Civility

I am often far less upset when our government, regardless of party leadership, throws itself into a bold endeavor. Even when I disagree with said endeavor, because it or some later iteration has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life. An example that comes to mind is the bold move to legalize the practice of abortion, which was…

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A Closer Examination of Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or as society has dubbed it Obamacare, is an attempt to treat health care as a right and privilege that all Americans are entitled to.  Not since Lyndon B. Johnson and the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 has the government attempted such an ambitious program of reform in the direction…

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Why do so many people work on Labor Day?

Labor day is one of 11 federal holidays and it is defined this way on the Department of Labor website; Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly…

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