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Understanding political polarization

I have long used the data collected by the PEW Research Center when I write about the educational use of technology. The Research Center collects data on a wide range of topics and is careful about the survey methodology employed … Continue reading

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Campaign rhetoric as clickbait

I have had another thought about the recent election. This thought is less serious than the message in my previous posts, but I want to try it out on people nonetheless. Weeks before the election itself I became interested in … Continue reading

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What you saw is what you get?

In the aftermath of the election, many are stunned and attempting to understand what happened. There is this common suggestion that we are surprised because we have been misled by our choice of media. I cannot buy this explanation. I … Continue reading

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I can’t endorse hypocrites

Someone must have let our future President have has cell phone back. Last night he was tweeting again. First, he speculated that the protesters were being paid and were responding to the media. You probably should not say stuff like … Continue reading

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Reaction

I know the polite thing to do is to accept the decision of the people. This will be very difficult. There is a point at which I cannot accept a rejection of the core values I believe in above all … Continue reading

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Priorities and political indifference

I see myself as an educational blogger and some may be surprised and perhaps annoyed that I comment about political issues. I do not consider these comments as being off target. In fact, I consider the decisions made by politicians … Continue reading

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Thoughts on political gridlock and dysfunction

It seems to me that much of the present political gridlock is due to House Republicans in “safe districts” being afraid that if they break ranks the big conservative money will go against them in the next primary election. The … Continue reading

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A bunch of relatively poor folks fighting amongst themselves

If you came here looking for something amusing, come back next week or look at some past posts. With the possible exception of my tendency to resort to sarcasm, what follows is not intended in any way to be funny. … Continue reading

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North Dakota Values

Now freshman Congressman Rick Berg labeled his campaign with a phrase that annoyed me then and now. He urged citizens to vote in favor of North Dakota Values. It is really difficult to know just what that means or how … Continue reading

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