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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Facts Is Facts

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Psalm: Pre-Emptive Strike

If what binds us In community is Our common interest, But this is lacking, What prevents you From killing me?

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Poem: Traveling in the Age of ISIS

Sunrise over Georgetown, Name-sake of our founder, An image viewed from The Holiday Inn, Across the Potomac River. Industrial smoke stacks, persevered for architectural Interest and heritage, Rather than to exhaust The residue of capitalism.

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LTTE: Is It Reasonable?

Letter to the Editor A variety of commentaries in recent issues of the Moorefield Examiner have given us readers plenty to ponder: cows in streams, septic systems, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, health care, privacy, and eating habits. What … Continue reading

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Exponential Influence

Let me see if I recall middle school math: 2 x 2 = 4, 2 x 2 x 2 = 8, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16, etc. These were called “powers of” or “exponents”, which if … Continue reading

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When It’s “Win or Lose”, We All Lose

Our politic affairs have become so partisan and divisive that any advocacy, position, platform, bill, legislation, and now Supreme Court decision is bound to be the chip-knocked-off-someone’s-shoulder.  Thoughtful debate degenerates into sarcastic barbs (i.e. Justice Scalia’s superb wit has no … Continue reading

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Sunday, the Most Segregated Day of the Week

Where we live, in the Bible-Belt region of the Appalachian Mountains, in which the Civil War is still being fought on a symbolic and cultural level, we have a phrase that “Sunday is the most segregated day of the week”. … Continue reading

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