1942 was the first time I started to think something was wrong. That year, my godmother lived next door to a single mother who served as a WAVE during the war years. (That was WWII, not any of the endless wars since the munitions industry captured our government). My godmother…

On my regular morning walk, along the half mile stretch to my favorite redwood groves, I usually encounter one or sometimes as many as three drivers, their cars parked at the curb, their motors running, practicing finger exercises on their electronic toys. Courteously, I knock at their rolled up windows…

This morning Michael Moore reminds us that everyone of the EU countries enjoys: :

•Universal free health care.
•Free or nearly-free college.
•Paid Family Leave for at least four months.
•Complete care of all elderly.
•Robust funding of schools.
•All sorts of help for the jobless and…

What are the challenges faced by a writer when she sees her country committing suicide and a great part of the rest of the world following like lemmings leaping off a cliff. For one thing, it requires staying a few footfalls away from the bog of despair. In this weeks…

sanctions, n. — sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.

This week we look at three dates:

Labor Day — Sept 7 when 35 million Americans are slated to lose their unemployment benefits.

Oct…

sanctions, n. — sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.

This week we look at three dates:

Labor Day — Sept 7 when 35 million Americans are slated to lose their unemployment benefits.

Oct…

Cecile Pineda

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