Smarten Up

(November 17, 2016) Last week, half the nation elected a man who doesn't read over the smartest candidate who has ever run for office. That it shocked me shocks me. Why the hell...

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Sign of Something

(October 27, 2016) There is something weird about this election: the almost total absence of campaign signs and bumper stickers, at least in Arcata, where I live. On my ballot are important races for...

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Warning: This Column Contains Objectionable Material

(September 29, 2016) I won't watch violent movies or television shows alone. That's because when I know that an act of extreme violence is about to happen, I close my eyes and turn...

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Let it All Out

(August 25, 2016) It used to be way easier to keep a secret. It is pretty close to impossible these days. But it seems the harder it is to keep a secret, the...

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Make Them Care

(June 30, 2016) With all the craziness happening around the country and globe, I find I don't focus on what goes on in my own geographic world. But one recent story popped out:...

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SLAPP Back

(May 26, 2016) Earlier this year, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that a macaque monkey in Indonesia did not have the right to control use of the world's greatest selfie....

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Get It

(April 28, 2016) If I had to pick a fictional character I'm most like, it would be Fancy Nancy, the girl in a series of books by children's author Jane O'Connor. She loves...

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Say Cheese

(March 31, 2016) A school picture of my fifth grade daughter is on my refrigerator, secured with a magnet. On top of that is a little slip of paper with a string of...

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I Carry it in my Shoe

(February 25, 2016) If you include my college newspaper, I've worked for eight different news organizations as a reporter or editor. Never once did I flash a press pass. I'm pretty sure I...

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It's All About Us

(February 4, 2016) The best long-running drama not on television just ended. Let's call it Ferndale Law. The show starred a hot British ex-pat who somehow found herself owning and running a small...

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Chump Change

(December 31, 2015) Monty Python, John Cleese and Graham Chapman helped create a movie called The Magic Christian in 1969. It starred Ringo Starr as an orphan adopted by a crazy rich man...

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  • Re: Smarten Up

    • Terence James Dehart In my experience most people do not want to be led. They…

    • on November 29, 2016
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    • One of the most painful lessons I ever learned was that raw intelligence and reading…

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    • In my opinion Trump won because so many voters have reached a level of distrust…

    • on November 23, 2016
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    • "Smarten Up"??? Coming from a journalism "professional" that has written too many editorials on elections…

    • on November 23, 2016
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    • Bernie knew the issue, Clinton knew how to govern, and Trump knew how to win,…

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