Monthly Archives: June 2015

PAPAL ENVIRONMENT

A while back Pope Francis provoked the ire of the right wing when he said in an encyclical that there should be economic justice.  Now he has provoked angry comments from right wing politicians by writing in favor of the … Continue reading

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GAY MARRIAGE

The U.S. Supreme Court was correct in holding gay marriage to involve a basic right.  Everyone has the right to be happy.  Huge numbers of gay couples over the years have been committed and monogamous in their relationships.  It is … Continue reading

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SYRACUSE v. THE STATE

Walking through downtown Syracuse has becoming a morass of construction, broken water lines and nonfunctioning traffic lights. In Ireland during the potato famine, England continued to take large amounts of food out of Ireland.  In fact, more food was exported … Continue reading

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THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Soon after the southern states broke off from the U.S., Fort Sumter was attacked.  The confederacy went to war against the U.S. in order that the southern states could hold onto slavery.  This war was lost by the confederacy. The … Continue reading

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LIFE AND ART

Here is a lesson hard won for artists:   To acknowledge that life is more important than art is to give your artistic work greater value.  Your work acquires substance from that engagement.  The first rule of writing is that the … Continue reading

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