George Lakoff on #Persistence

George Lakoff—retired UC-Berkeley Prof of Cognitive Science and Linguistics and currently Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu). Dr. Lakoff recently spoke to a recently spoke and gave us these guidelines for resisting the government. 1. Don’t use the chief executive’s name. 2. Remember that this is a regime and he’s not…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…

The Uneven Hand of Idaho Politics

March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Update. In light of misinformation and a rush of “fake news” I’m adding a link to a resource called “Identifying Fake News in the Time of Corona”. Here is the first paragraph: This is a particularly dangerous trend in the era of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. It’s often difficult to know…

Stopping Racism, Bigotry, the so-called Alt Right starts at Home

Again? Or is it truly a case of fighting forever. The so-called Alt Right – Nazis, white supremacists, religious zealots and politics of hate and prejudice – is raising its ugly head across the country. It seems each generation is faced with the challenge of pushing back hate in all of its ugly forms. The…