“I have been looking at Arctic weather patterns for 35 years and have never seen anything close to what we’ve experienced these past two winters,” — Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (via Quartz) When it comes to talk about the effects of global warming a lot of focus has been on … Continue reading A is for the Arctic, Which is Melting
“The ultimate effect of democracy is to render political leaders helplessly incapable of true governance, since they are inevitably forced to gratify and flatter the common people, who can turn on them with impunity as soon as they fail to please.” — Elizabeth Watson Scharffenberger, Introduction to Republic by Plato Inauguration day is just one … Continue reading When Elections Are Just About Winning, We All Lose
I woke up to breaking news this morning that Senate Republicans have voted to defund Planned Parenthood. More accurately, they voted to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act and included in that bill was a a provision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood too. Worse they rejected two amendments to this bill that would have increased, … Continue reading Defunding Planned Parenthood Isn’t Pro-Life
I’m not going to pretend to be very informed about the issues and what happened last night. I am, however, taking time today to figure out where the country stands, post-election. At first glance this morning it seemed a bit depressing. I looked at a map of the election results and I saw a whole … Continue reading Musings and Ramblings on the Election Results
Here in the U.S. it’s that time again. It’s voting day! I admit I am usually a much more informed voter than I am today but through the power of Google and social media I am taking time today to look up candidates and ballot issues and doing my best to vote with my conscious. … Continue reading It’s Voting Day!