Is this a great country, or what?

Surprisingly, not as great as we should be, given our size and resources per person. What you will find may surprise you, and should concern ...
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U.S. Healthcare: How bad?

By two measures, we have the worst healthcare in the world.  By another measure, we're 37th (the W.H.O. rankings).  By no stretch of the imagination ...
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How bad are U.S. schools?

Amazingly under-performing when you take into account the supposed wealth of this country.  But it's not easy to notice when you have to wade through ...
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Our Biggest Crisis: Education

In the 19th Century, the United States had a few great ideas, such as Lincoln freeing the slaves and founding the transcontinental railroad. However, the ...
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The Census is Unfair!? Always was….

Were you surprised when you found out that illegal immigrants were counted in determining how many House Representatives a state was allotted?  You shouldn't have ...
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The Immigrant Scare?

Yup, there are more immigrants now than ever.  However, the percentage is lower than most of the 19th century.  It is much higher (double or ...
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‘Truth Decay’ Kills Democracy

If we can't agree on facts, we spend all our time arguing about them, rather than about policies and solutions to an agreed reality.  This ...
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Inequality Starts At Home

Part of the reason for inequality is not some evil manipulation of society and the market.  It grows from simple positive feedbacks. People with a ...
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Election manipulation is widespread

SO the Russians were behind the Brexit vote as well?  You may recall that red bus used to falsely claim excessive costs for EU membership.  ...
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The OTHER Climate Crisis

If the storms and the rising seas don't get you, the Heat will. Global risk of deadly heat recently published in Nature states: "We identified a ...
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