It’s our fault. The fact that Russian internet trolls were able to influence the election, the fact that those who spread political divisiveness can use stories that are made up or exaggerated and get them seen far and wide, the fact that violent groups can get their message across to so many more susceptible minds than in the past, all of that is because we use social media so much.
My apologies for repeating the same subject but there’s some info worth sharing.
If you haven’t followed details of what’s proposed for development in the Dells, it includes a hotel/resort/spa.
As I like to remind each year about this time, the holidays are a time that pull us many ways.
George H.W. Bush made perhaps the most costly mistake in post-WWII U.S. history.
Prescott continues to move toward annexing the area of the Granite Dells considered for development, and key negotiations are happening out of sight.
In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.
In a column last Sunday, in this paper, syndicated columnist Michael Reagan chose to accuse those who disagree with him of having nothing but hate.
Want to read something positive? There’s a quote I’ll share with you but let me mention where it comes from.
Would you like a very simple, clear explanation of what led to the financial crash of 2008? I have one I can link you to.
The new hotel deal the city just made (see the Aug. 24 paper) has some good points but had some bad process. Here are some suggestions for improving it.
The Nuns on the Bus are doing a tour to raise awareness about the negative effects of the 2017 tax cut, which mostly benefited corporations and the top (wealthy), and the efforts to undo access to health care.
As hot as it’s been around here lately it got me to thinking about climate change. That and a host of recent news pieces.
There’s an article on immigration that is informative and gives solid steps that could improve things in a balanced way.
That financial and legal systems mostly favor the top, even to the point of ignoring harm to the rest, is such a given that it isn’t even hidden.
Life is becoming one big set of monopolies and near-monopolies: Facebook, Twitter, Google, whichever phone service covers your area best, single-source pharmaceuticals, Amazon.
The great pride most locals hold for our area is valuable, but it can be undermined if they don’t think local leadership sees things the same way.
An important change in conservative politics is being foreshadowed.
Those of us who find the current political situation to be crazy might hope that it’s just a momentary lapse of reason.
White supremacists don’t like Christian principles or basic American values, but their ideas are spreading and mingling with the edges of traditional conservativism, so traditional conservatives need to clearly know the difference and make their position known.
Knees, distractions, and the finger on the button; and no, not the nuclear button.
Here’s an issue where the interests of right and left overlap. With the economy, on the surface there’s division, but underneath there’s a common complaint.