The Complete Guide on How to be More Empathetic

Updated on October 22, 2021 by Hannah Levine Pin

Empathy, a skill that is required for a great deal of standard human communication. Sometimes people will hear this word and roll their eyes because they think this is a reference to people who announce themselves as empaths. This is not the same thing. Being […]

Wrap-up of a perspective on Bannon

43 jimK’s Opinion In Favor ··· Thursday Oct 21st, 2021 – at 5:57 PM **** If Congress cannot do its Constitutional duty to provide checks on those associated with the executive branch, there will never be a means for the House to hold the Executive Branch in check, to prevent the Executive Branch from […]

Should Steve Bannon be held in contempt of Congress for not responding to a subpoena?

Thursday, Oct 21st the House had a roll call vote.

The House Passed – October 21st, 2021 Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 202 Nay My “so-called” Representative in the House voted Nay…as did almost all Republicans !!!! Here’s the NPR article on the process…


On the school curriculum

by Heather Cox Richardson – Oct 16th, 2021


On October 8, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, told a teacher to make sure to follow Texas’s new law requiring teachers to present opposing views on controversial subjects. The Carroll school board had recently reprimanded […]

Take your opinion and shove it…

There may be other ways to counteract Trumpism; but we don’t have the tools to do it now…so –

by Heather Cox Richardson Oct 11th, 2021 ************************>

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post today ran op-eds from Republicans or former Republicans urging members of their party who still value democracy to vote Democratic until the authoritarian faction that has taken over their party is bled out of it.

In the New […]

Conservative commentator on WAPO: Robert Kagan 09/23/2021

“Our Constitutional Crises is Already Here”

An opinion piece in the Washington Post – by Robert Kagan – Sep 23rd 2021


“The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a […]

We need to clean up the rules of engagement on drone strikes

September 19, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Sep 20

Last Friday, Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie of U.S. Central Command admitted that the August 29 drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that the U.S. had claimed hit ISIS-K fighters had instead killed 10 civilians, including seven children. This “tragic mistake,” as he called it, at the very […]

A compendium of the past twenty years

September 11, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Sep 12

On the twentieth anniversary of the day terrorists from the al-Qaeda network used four civilian airplanes as weapons against the United States, the weather was eerily similar to the bright, clear blue sky of what has come to be known as 9/11. George W. Bush, who […]

Infrastructure rules

Ground Rules

Posted: 06 Sep 2021 04:23 AM PDT

We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1st September 2021

Dig for victory: this, repurposed from the Second World War, could be the slogan of our times. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic […]

COVID 19 update asof July 21st

The Coronavirus Pandemic (Erin Schaff / The New York Times / Redux)

The Delta variant is thriving on America’s immunity gap. The majority of those currently hospitalized with COVID-19—we’re talking more than 97 percent—are unvaccinated. Health-care workers recount horror stories of patients begging for the vaccine all too late.

And […]

Climate change is adversely our National Parks


From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that U.S. national parks are disproportionately affected by climate change. Is this true, and if so, why? ­— Joseph Pearl, Longmont, CO


The effects of climate change can be felt all over the globe in various ways, but […]

Climate change…where we are now

February 19, 2021 5 min read Global Warming Current Status: Full Review

When looking at information involving global warming, many might find the data misleading or inaccurate. The internet is a vessel for the sharing of incorrect information, including global warming. This revelation can make people entirely disregard information that is accurate and truthful.


The Two-State Solution is Dead…but that’s not necessarily a “bad thing”

Two Cheers for Democracy, Three for One-State

The two-state solution is dead. There are a few who haven’t gotten the memo, including Tony Blinken, Joe Biden and most of the Democratic Party. Also including liberal Zionists, meaning most of the Israel Lobby i.e. all the […]

A return to the true principles of democracy

July 11, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Jul 12

On Friday, as President Joe Biden signed “An Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” he echoed the language of his predecessors. “[C]ompetition keeps the economy moving and keeps it growing,” he said. “Fair competition is why capitalism has been the world’s greatest force for prosperity […]

Murphy’s Laws en extremis

Murphy understood that optimism is simply a failure to correctly identify the issues


Murphy’s General Laws Nothing is as easy as it looks. Everything takes longer than you think. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most […]

Dementia safety risks at home

By Kara Lewis – June 21, 2021 Like many seniors, those who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia often want to remain in their homes as long as possible. Many families choose to accommodate newfound challenges at home soon after a loved one’s dementia diagnosis.

However, […]

Dental Care for Veterans

Note: The conventional wisdom is the VA does not provide dental care to veterans, but the reality is a bit different.


Check it out here, –

and regarding vision care: –


Liz Cheney’s OpEd in the WaPo May 5th, 2021

Opinion: Liz Cheney: The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks to a fellow lawmaker ahead of President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on April 28. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Opinion by Liz Cheney May 5, 2021 at 5:05 p.m. EDT Liz Cheney, […]