Peter Pan, the Easter Bunny, Ayn Rand, and Stephen Bannon

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Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent would have responded to the title answer with this question, “What are four ideas kids believe, but outgrow?” We all want to believe in everlasting youth, but age and responsibility eventually catch up to most … [Read more...]

Yay or Nay on School Choice? Betsy DeVos Isn’t Sure

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos confirmed twice last week what we already know about her. The first was that she fits right in with the climate of confusion and lack of direction that permeates this current White House. Next, she reaffirmed the all … [Read more...]

Republicans Offer Swiss Healthcare System

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Not the country, the cheese. Like Swiss cheese, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is full of holes. The first hole is that all the right wing shouting for repeal of the current healthcare law (ACA) is sprouting from a proposal the Republicans … [Read more...]

Picking School Winners and Losers: What Will Change?” Part III of III

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There is school choice today. Those who can afford to do so can choose private or home-school education. They pay for these choices while continuing to pay public school taxes, ergo an expensive choice. Many districts today have school choice options … [Read more...]

Picking School Winners and Losers: What Are Our Choices? Part II of III

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Let’s continue our discussion about House Bill 610, the school choice bill that would provide law for funding schools through vouchers, plus repeal the current laws that assure equal access and equal treatment for children with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

Picking School Winners and Losers is Risky Business Part 1 of 3

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House Bill 610 (working title; Choices in Education Act) has been introduced into Congress. It has not cleared a committee, there have been no votes taken, and no amendments offered. But, now is the time for the public to learn about what the bill … [Read more...]

Desert Dust

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If I mention Barney Oldfield will that show my age? Barney was an early twentieth century racecar driver. His image is that of a wild man wearing a leather crash helmet with goggles sitting in an open top, no windshield racer. I bring Barney up … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Vision

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It’s February! That can only mean that Punxsutawney Phil is in the news. Our resident rodent prognosticated that, due to the clear, sunny conditions around his famous tree stump last Thursday, spring is still a massive six weeks away, rather than a … [Read more...]

Let Our Freedoms Ring

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Thomas Wolfe was wrong. On Saturday, January 21 I was able to go home again. Not exactly home but back to my youth. Mrs. Making-Sentences and I gathered up two dear friends and attended the Women’s March in Denver, Colorado.   As we approached the … [Read more...]

Mahalo, Mr. President

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President Obama and his family are preparing to ditch the White House and leave the presidency behind next week. To some readers this is a symphony with crashing cymbals. To me it’s a dirge. Looking back over the last eight years I’m reminded that … [Read more...]