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Learning

Timestamp: The early afternoon of New Year’s Day 2024.

I am returning to my version of live blogging a day earlier than I anticipated. As I do most mornings I read my posting, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Aside from an announcement of some significance my article was rather pro forma and with the exception of one article the newspapers were a disappointment. But that article motivated me to “come back” early.

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Reflections Of An Old Man

I’m the somewhat rare Baby Boomer who will tell younger people they have it much harder than I did. That is simply the truth. I also have great hope for what my grandchildren’s (mainly today’s young adults) generation is capable of. Keep those two sentiments in mind as you continue to read this piece.

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Nixon v. Reagan

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

Don’t let the title confuse you, this is not a Supreme Court case but rather an argument that could be had among those wondering when America started to go to Hades (PG rating) politically.

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Pardon Me For Emphatically Laughing At You

It started on Thursday morning; or at least that’s when I detected it. The right wing op-ed machine coalesced behind Donald Trump with the same sorry argument.

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Nerdy Observations And Their Results

The American Constitution is an amazing yet imperfect document. The men – and perhaps the exclusion of women was one of the problems – who drew it up were brilliant and had anything but an easy task before them. We reluctantly still teach that among other things it contained what was at that time deemed several best possible compromises. In my nerdy way I’d like to explore a few of those provisions today and the results of them over two centuries  later.

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