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Muggles for Science

Why we need politicians who are vigilant We took to the streets Saturday (April 21, 2017) to join the March for Science. Thousands met in downtown Portland at the waterfront to hear speakers try to raise our emotions about science … Continue reading

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Let’s Turn this Argument Upside-Down

Separate, but not Separate Just when you’re about to lose hope, those clever Buddhists help you see the light. I listened to a talk about differences and separation, and it dawned on me what Buddhists have been suggesting all along: … Continue reading

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Good News, But

Remain vigilant  Sunday—a day punctuated by football games and family dinners—is a poor timing choice for breaking important news, but the US Army Corps of Engineers announced today it “would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Dread: locked and loaded

When Paralysis Takes Hold I am filled with dread as November comes to a close. November should have been cause for celebration: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a substantial margin and American Indians brought attention to craven injustices … Continue reading

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Look deep enough and you will find Indigenous footprints

What news coverage reveals about Indian Country Yesterday, news outlets reported that the group which travelled to Oregon earlier this year, armed with rifles and pistols to take control of a federally protected wildlife area, was found, “not guilty of … Continue reading

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When the Invisible becomes Visible

We found visible the invisible on our recent trip to Chicago. An exhibit of forgotten black-and-white images by photojournalist Gordon Parks is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through August. Parks is famous for his shots of Black … Continue reading

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Journalism: Lies? Truths? Ethics?

Ruling in the Hulk Hogan Case This week we learned that a jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million (US) because an online source posted a salacious video of Hogan having sex. The video was posted allegedly without Hogan’s knowledge or … Continue reading

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