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If I could walk with the animals, they’d probably mostly be jerks

If I could walk with the animals, they’d probably mostly be jerks

Recently, I watched a documentary called “Animal Odd Couples,” which despite what its title might lead you to believe, is …

July 31st, 2015 |  

This quote drives me insane

This quote drives me insane

There’s an old maxim, often wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, that I absolutely cannot stand. Funnily enough, the prevalent misquote …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Correcting unfair sentencing laws

In becoming the first president ever to visit a prison with his trip to the medium-security El Reno Federal Correctional …

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  

Vacation with no modern conveniences

When you read this, I’ll probably be out in the wilderness on a 220-mile hike along the John Muir Trail. …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

People filing lawsuits over global warming

People filing lawsuits over global warming

Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington. Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight …

July 19th, 2015 |  

State of the Nation needs improvement

In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in …

July 18th, 2015 |  

What’s needed for processing a VA claim

A couple of questions Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) are often asked about claims processing – “What is evidence?” and “Is …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally. …

July 14th, 2015 |  

It’s a steel-toed boot kind of life

It’s a steel-toed boot kind of life

According to “people with medical knowledge” or “common sense,” cardiovascular exercise is beneficial for human health. It’s good for weight …

July 14th, 2015 |  

The Pantheon of hate-ability

The Pantheon of hate-ability

The Los Angeles Clippers even less likable than the wildly unhelpful Microsoft Word mascot, Clippy. The Clippers are easier to …

July 13th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  

VA to outsource care for veterans with Hepatitis C

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to outsource care nationwide for up to 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C, …

July 12th, 2015 |  

The facts: Guns and death in South Carolina

The facts: Guns and death in South Carolina

The recent murder of nine people at Emanuel Church in Charleston has sparked many different reactions. Confederate flags are coming …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Disparate impact claims essential for justice

Like many other progressives, I was very excited about some of the Supreme Court decisions this term (healthcare, gay marriage) …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Life after Obergefell: Survival tips for the dismayed

So: A major battle in America’s culture war has ended. Sort of. But not quite. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the …

July 7th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

Make an appointment to give blood

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross Organization on July 9, 2015, from …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Double-nickel Obamacare?

This is an open letter to Conservatives and Republicans, which are not necessarily one and the same these days. And …

July 6th, 2015 |  

Hey, y’all — watch this!

Hey, y’all — watch this!

The Fourth of July is not just a celebration of the our nation’s independence and a reassertion of our utter …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Dispelling myths about Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is pervasive in both civilian and military populations. In fact, TBI in the civilian population is eight …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Revolution’s Matchstick: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Rolling down the corporate-political assembly line is a trade deal so treasonous to the peoples of the world that it …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Traumatic brain injury program extended through 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury …

June 27th, 2015 |  

Definitive ranking of pop culture dinosaurs

Definitive ranking of pop culture dinosaurs

With people flocking to witness the latest entry into the “Jurassic Park” series, it is an important time to reflect …

June 26th, 2015 updated: June 26th, 2015. |  

‘No boots on the ground,’ and other fairy tales

Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State, which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the …

June 26th, 2015 |  

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