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January 22, 2024

Though much of the US is in the grips of a bone-chilling cold, the political scene is hotter than usual that you just know someone is going to get burned. Our European allies are hoping that ‘someone’ is a…

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January 19, 2024

“Don’t get involved” used to be a mantra of a certain generation. Nowadays, younger generations are schooled to “See something, say something.” It’s paying off. A new study finds that if it weren’t for anonymous tips a lot more…

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January 18, 2024

Swing voters. They’re a hot commodity that every politician knows can make or break a potential win at the polls. Popular thought was swing voters are last-minute deciders who (supposedly) weigh the pros and cons of each politician’s attributes…

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January 17, 2024

A new Gallup poll claims that the majority of US adults are in favor of the affirmative action ban. What surprises many opponents of the ban is that the survey field was diverse. Latinos and Blacks were among those…

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January 16, 2024

Were you really surprised that Trump dominated the Iowa caucus? In a state where almost 90% of the population is Caucasian — a state that doesn’t reflect the racial diversity of the country as a whole — the majority…

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January 15, 2024

I’ve always been skeptical when political pundits referred to Latino voters as a “sleeping giant.” It implied that we were this massive voting bloc just waiting to be roused from our apathy to turn up at the polls in…

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January 12, 2024

It’s so easy not to think about the weather until a bitterly cold wind slaps you in the face or your skin blisters under a seemingly hotter sun. Yet, with the 2024 presidential campaign season officially underway, thoughts about…

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January 11, 2024

Who are the unhappiest people in America? Hint: They’re avid viewers of conservative outlets; It’s safe to say that politics will rule 2024 with elections happening around the world. Yet, analysts feel one particular election will impact the world,…

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January 10, 2024

Whether we like it or not, COVID will haunt us for generations to come. Studies surface every month discovering new things about the lethality and longevity of this mysterious virus. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, discoveries have been…

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January 9, 2024

After 210 years of being a country of peace, Sweden is now facing the 21st century reality that peace is a fleeting concept. That’s especially true when your border is with one of the most aggressive countries on the…

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January 8, 2023

Since 2008, when ‘extreme’ third-party politicians (remember Sarah Palin and the Tea Party?) dared to break the monopoly of our traditional two-party system, US political campaigns have devolved from civility to chaos, trust to mistrust and excitement to dread….

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January 5, 2024

Ever since Trump came onto the political scene, his supporters have been referred to as being brainwashed or belonging to a cult. His demand for unwavering loyalty, his declarations that he is above the common rule of law, like…

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January 4, 2024

Countries around the world share in the struggle of stemming the onslaught of migrants arriving on their doorsteps. Rather than figuring out how to take advantage of the situation, too many countries, ours included, are reactive and think that…

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January 3, 2024

The term ‘customer service’ has devolved into meaning automated response to client/customer needs, all in the name of cost-cutting. However, there are some business sectors that can’t use technology to save money because what they provide their clients depends…

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January 2, 2024

For the next 10 months, we’re all to be subjected to nonstop political ads filled with promises, half-truths and outright lies. Unfortunately, too many people have surrendered their common sense to put their trust into political leaders whose campaigns…

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January 1, 2024

It’s a new year and perhaps the first time in modern history where our hopes and expectations for a great year are replaced with a greater anxiety for what’s in store for us. Will it bring more war? A…

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December 29, 2023

Overnight, there was word that Russia unleashed the biggest air attack on Ukraine since they first started this ego-driven war. It’s no surprise. Putin knows Ukraine’s defense is weakening thanks to the House GOP antics and irrational thinking that…

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December 28, 2023

Readers of my daily news roundup recall the theme for yesterday’s posting was immigration and one solution to this global phenomena. Well now, there’s data showing explicitly what industry can benefit with an influx of immigrant labor — now;…

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December 27, 2023

California-based Pizza Hut franchisees announced they were laying off all their delivery drivers. Why? Because of the state’s new $20 minimum wage increase. It’s no secret that small businesses, and some big businesses, rely on ‘cheap’ labor. Why do…

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December 26, 2023

We’ve been raised on the nationalistic ideal that the United States is the greatest country on the planet. Our excellence in science and innovation, enforcement of democratic principles, equal opportunity economy and ‘unmatched’ quality of life have always served…

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December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas! While this is a day universally celebrated for peace, love and being with family, the sad fact is that in too many pockets of the world none of this exists. We first saw it in Ukraine, now…

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December 22, 2023

Indigenous beliefs have long included how humankind is interconnected with nature and one another. When nature is ‘ill,’ it follows that we all are. So, a new study is startling in its findings on just how connected we really…

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December 21, 2023

Diversity, equity and inclusion have the best hope of surviving GOP attacks if more of us incorporate it into our daily lives without a conscious effort. In fact, the majority of us are already doing it. A new Pew…

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December 20, 2023

Tech layoffs continue at a steady pace. Yet, new research shows that AI is what will drive the racial wealth gap even higher. The clear problem has two caveats: The AI sector (a.k.a. tech) still doesn’t have enough diversity…

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December 19, 2023

We’ve long heard that the Christmas season, along with winter, trigger depression and anxiety in many people. Given continuing layoffs across the country, the uptick in homelessness and food insecurity, increasing global violence and next year’s presidential election, along…