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Pondering Pogo’s Enemy

Pondering Pogo’s Enemy – One Op-Ed at a Time NOW AVAILABLE   If you are interested in Essays, Commentary, Current Events, Social Issues, Political Issues, Democracy, Governance, National Security, Environmental Issues, Economics, Military, or History, this book may be of interest to you. Available for order online and from local bookstores in print and eBook … Continue reading

The Paradox of Robotic Labor

Amid the shrill and irritating noise of politics these days, there have been a few news stories reporting on the progress of robotics; especially robotic cars. Robots are just one of the engineering outgrowths that are part of Artificial Intelligence and high tech automation systems. Besides cars, their applications run the gamut from the military, … Continue reading

You Can Only Get Something From Nothing If Nothing Is Something*

“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   Notwithstanding a few creationists out there, I think we can all agree that the universe existed long before we humans arrived on the scene and that it will continue to exist long after we’re gone. This … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on the George Zimmerman Affair

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will  not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.     Well, the trial of George Zimmerman is over. Kind of. It lingers on, especially … Continue reading

Response to the “Angry New Jersey Housewife”

(As an homage for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, here is an essay I wrote on September 30, 2007.) Some time ago, I received, along with who knows how many other people on the internet, an e-mail, the subject of which was simply, “Angry New Jersey Housewife.” I don’t know where it originated, or how … Continue reading

Second Amendment? What Second Amendment?

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #16 I don’t understand all the fuss about the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. A simple reading of the Amendment in its historical context and using eighteenth century semantics, reveals pretty clearly that … Continue reading