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The New Yorker HOW IMPEACHMENT ENDED UP IN THE CONSTITUTION By Jill Lepore     5/17/2017   At the Constitutional Convention, in 1787, James Madison thought of a lot of good reasons to impeach a President. Members of Congress might want to consult his list.PAINTING BY HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY; PHOTOGRAPH BY GRAPHICA ARTIS / GETTY On […]

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Peripheral vision has its place galleries, museums, fashion shops, ethnic restaurants long and short bodies with legs attached crossing avenues filled with traffic walking on Yonge Street conversations with strangers one thing leads to another finding myself at a weathered table listening to an existential voice sitting on a chair across from me, estrangement the […]

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In Memory of my Father by L J Frank

In the early 1930’s during the autumn of the year, my father stood in a bread line with his father In downtown Detroit off Woodward Avenue between deep breaths and the feeling of humility, his father said, “Humor and love are essential.”   A few decades later, I remember my father coming home, turning on […]

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Shantith & Broken Toys by Lisa Marie Popp

Dawn breaks; it’s only the sun the East smokes, & only my bedroom’s singing Yet I am doomed to have done The Time my alarm clock’s ringing.   He drags bare feet out of the cave In ragged soft robes is fear when he sought the land of the saved when the flash comes: Empty […]

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Adjusting the rearview mirror by L J Frank*

Flashes of memories that stretch into the distance on a two lane highway across the plains driving with the windows partially open in the warmth of a spring day, a glance in the rearview mirror looking at places that speed into the past, hands grip the rich leather wrapped steering wheel a bare wrist missing […]

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Impeachment

The United States Constitution states in Article II, Section 4: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” * *High Crimes and Misdemeanors refers to specific punishable offenses that apply to public […]

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The Mother of All – an intimate metaphor* by L J Frank

Human rubble in scattered piles a stretched cord twisted on the ground an empty bloody womb lies formless a small arm alone on the soil like a beggar seeking alms nearby a human baby’s head is turned she stares blankly towards the missing limb, is it but another wag the dog’s “tale” from a collage of […]

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Stack Overflow

The Hidden Power of Stack Overflow: How a Website You’ve Never Heard of Is Holding the Web Together By Brian Feldman Photo: Getty Images Let’s say you’re relatively new to coding. Maybe you’re studying it in college, or you’ve just started at an entry-level position after attending a five-week coding boot camp. You’re writing a […]

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The Emoulements Clause: US Constitution

US CONSTITUTION   Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or […]

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The Search for Meaning

Parabola – The Search for Meaning The Enigma of the Search, by David Appelbaum January 31, 2017 How can we live without the unknown before us?’ —Rene Char 1. Every search begins in poverty. Something is needed. Something is lacking. But knowledge is too poor to know what, so a search also begins in not […]

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Language and National Identity

Pew Research Center        Global Attitudes & Trends 1. Language: The cornerstone of national identity BY BRUCE STOKES Of the national identity attributes included in the Pew Research Center survey, language far and away is seen as the most critical to national identity. Majorities in each of the 14 countries polled say it […]

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Double Think

Moyers & Company   Bill Moyers and Henry Giroux on Trump’s Threat to Democracy everywhere! Bill reflects on Trump’s tweet storm and shares Henry Giroux’s remarks about George Orwell, authoritarianism and Donald Trump. MARCH 4, 2017 Continue Reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW DO WE KNOW?

climate.nasa.gov/evidence Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change   This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA […]

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Are you ready to be a crew member on a voyage?

In October 2017, Picton Castle will begin an epic seventh world circumnavigation.  Join the ship as a trainee for the full 18-month voyage or for a leg of the voyage! Beginning in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, Picton Castle will sail south for the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, to the Galapagos Islands, island in French […]

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Intellectual Diversity – the rallying cry of the Right

Intellectual Diversity: What Is It and Do We Need It? Stanley Fish Professor, College of Law Florida International University Stanley.fish@fiu.edu Let’s start right in. Intellectual Diversity is the rallying cry of a group of right-leaning academics and non-academics troubled by the fact that in most liberal arts faculties Democrats outnumber Republicans by a ratio of […]

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