Tag Archive: democracy

Feb 14 2014

KC to present Animal Farm

The Kilgore College Theatre Department will perform George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” adapted by Ian Wooldridge, beginning Feb. 25 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. The play is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 25-28, with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2. General admission tickets are $6 for adults, $5 …

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Sep 07 2013

Don’t embarrass authority:Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.

Tell us stuff we need to know, And soon it’s off to jail you’ll go. Don’t get fooled by terms like “classified secrets” or “aiding the enemy.” They just cover up the darker sides of our national security state. Pointing out that the emperor is naked isn’t dangerous. But it does leave governments (and corporations) …

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Aug 24 2013

Et Tu, Buddhist? – In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was holy. From the early Christian martyrs to the Crusades to …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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Apr 01 2013

American History bill: Aiming for a more inclusive curriculum

National studies reveal that American universities falter at civic education, having forgotten Jefferson’s warning that any country expecting to be both “ignorant and free” expects “what never was and never will be.” Happily, Texas, since 1955, has required collegiate courses in American history. Unhappily, this requirement is not always followed. To correct this through clarifying …

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Oct 18 2011

What I’ve Learned Occupying Wall Street and DC

In squares, parks, and plazas all over the country, we’re taking the time for true democracy to work. By Lacy MacAuley I was standing on a street one evening near my home in Washington, DC — it seems like ages ago now — with a chatty friend who travels often to New York. He mentioned …

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