Senator Manchin and His Billionaire Sponsors Have It All Wrong

Democratic, West Virginian Senator Joe Manchin was recently fretting about his dire prediction that passage of his fellow Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill (only he and fellow Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are blocking it) would result in a “welfare state.” The truth is that “promoting” and “providing for”…


No, Billionaires Should Not Be Allowed to Own Crucial, Medical Science Breakthroughs

Dr. Jonas Salk; a billionaire

I just read an article about Jeff Bezos investing in Altos Labs, a startup that is experimenting with reverse ageing through the reprogramming of stem cells (Ivanova, 2021). This research, as well as many other research projects being…


I recently watched the interview with Hillary Clinton in which she states that the U.S. had to fund to the Mujahedin to help them overthrow the pro-Soviet, Afghan government in the 1980s because we were in a “struggle” with the Soviet Union and because this is what ultimately led to…


Justice

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers…


The Starship Enterprise; credit: Madelaine Ramey

When I was a child, I used to watch Star Trek regularly with my brothers. How can I ever forget the opening lyrics to the show:

Space, the final frontier
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise
Its five-year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life
And new civilizations
To boldly…


Lady Justice

How dare Trump speak of Law and Order? Trump has nothing to tell the people about law and order, as he clearly know nothing and cares nothing about it. In fact, the most heinous U.S. crimes of the century have been committed by those in the highest positions of power…


We as a society put in place protections for those who are vulnerable to scams run by scam artists who want to steal people’s money. We used to have in place protections against those who are vulnerable to the constant consumption of untruthful and low-quality news and information (DDOPE: distraction…


Our two apparent ‘choices’ for president in 2020: namely, Donald Trump and Joseph Biden. The first exudes greed, corruption, moral degeneracy, ignorance to the point of vulgarity, sexism, and racism; yet still appeals to many because he acts like he cares about the people and says things that imply that…


I am always leery of extremist stances. Not that I’m always for the middle-of-the-road stances. It would be simplistic and irrational to always opt for the middle-of-the-road approach just because it’s in the middle. Extremist stances can also be simplistic and irrational. Take people who are currently condemning capitalism. That’s…


On Frederick Douglass’ famous speech “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

Frederick Douglass

To all of the Americans who are bashing the founders of this country for not turning the U.S. completely upside down: in this long speech — toward the middle of it — Frederick Douglass HEAPS PRAISE…

Angela Bellacosa

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