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“Another Vietnam” questions war, too

Feb 10, 2016 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

 ————————— By Dan Bodine     Samplings of photos from the book, “Another Vietnam: Unseen images of the war from the winning side” — viewed over the weekend– stirred in me old conflicts on America’s military-industrial complex. About who exactly wanted the war? And who won it? And as history seems to be proving now, whether …

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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part II: Education caught up in reform

Feb 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   Note: This is Part II of  2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it all means. Part I can be found here.)   Calling universities “prostitutes” for using liberal arts programs as cash cows (Part I of Fall of Liberal Arts, link above) are strong words, yes. …

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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part I: Universities act as prostitutes

Feb 5, 2015 1 Comment ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   (Note: This is Part I of a 2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it means. Part II will follow tomorrow.)   All you older adults, diss those tech toys! Can you think of anything that’s changed more in the past 30-40 years in society’s standing than …

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“Secular Christians” make spiritual jailbreak in Oklahoma

Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine     “Atheists rescue Christmas for family,” an Oklahoma couple’s encounter at a fundamental Baptist church’s toy giveaway Christmas Day, starts out with the ring of a social minimalist news story. But it rings true with an ageless theme of people coming together eventually to bring about a ray of good news, …

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If plutocracy is anti-trust, “We the People” can’t stop it?

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   This is one of those dunce-cap critiques of corporate plutocracy. It being the end of the year and a time for past reflections, how, you ask, in a duly elected representative democracy, can you have a plutocracy governing your affairs? How did we get to this point? And the answer, mine …

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Old-fashioned honesty no longer “matter-of-fact”

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

(cross posted from Desert Mountain Times)   By Dan Bodine   A snippet this be. Maybe of Old times there are not forgotten. In topsy-turvy worlds in an auto repair shop, of all places. Where situation ethics has re-defined us thru confusing situations. Or is it what happens to old-fashioned moral values after they’ve been steamrolled …

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