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Polifit 1.2

Polifit had its second meeting February 22, 2107. In attendance were Rene Kane, Tony Canata and Katie Byrne. The meeting began with a question about what direction to take the meetings, since there may be different people attending each week, … Continue reading

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Polifit 1.1

Polifit had its first meeting February 16, 2017. In attendance were Rene Kane, Jason Katoch, Eric Wilson and Tony Canata. We discussed why we were gathering. Tony’s view was that he wanted a structured way to influence the polity at … Continue reading

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Colleges Call Bullshit on Making the World A Better Place

             Breaking from a centuries old tradition of challenging students to create a better world, the nation’s Ivy League colleges have announced that they will deemphasize civic virtues and foster a culture of personal success on their campuses. The nation’s … Continue reading

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On Gun Violence

“In Sudan they carry firearms the way Americans carry cell phones. No one shoots anyone. If they even try they are shot dead.” – A gun owner defending the right to bear arms             The onslaught of gun violence is … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0, Part II

Democracy 2.0 is coming. It is only a matter of time before we have an online system for participating in the political process that is comprehensive, organized and interactive. We will learn about, debate and track government policies in real … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0, Part I

The basic principle of democracy is self-governance. Everyone in a democracy has an equal right to participate in the decisions that affect us all. Though it is customary to think of this principle as applying to our own representative democracy, … Continue reading

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From Whence The Rivers Come

I just finished rereading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. The first time that I read it I was 20 years old and was not much of a reader. I also was not very worldly. I loved the book, and I … Continue reading

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