Category Archives: Civil Rights

She Stopped to Help Migrants on a Texas Highway. Moments Later- She Was Arrested. – By Manny Fernandez – The New York Times

By Manny Fernandez May 10, 2019 966 “MCALLEN, Tex. — Teresa L. Todd pulled over one recent night on a dark West Texas highway to help three young Central American migrants who had flagged her down. Ms. Todd — an elected … Continue reading

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Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 29, 2019 A demonstration using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in a crowd at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this month.CreditCreditDavid Mcnew/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Around the end of each year major … Continue reading

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Opinion | My Biggest Duds – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

A roundup of the columns that no one, except maybe my mom, read. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Dec. 19, 2018,  330 Photo:   Suffering in Yemen. “Good thing my mother is a loyal Times subscriber. She was just about the … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures and Moonlight in same week – Movies to see.

Wow. Kathleen and I just saw Hidden Figures and Moonlight in the same week. Both excellent. On Hidden Figures, Washington Post Reviewer wrote: “So one of the most gratifying qualities of “Hidden Figures” is how it bursts onto the screen … Continue reading

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China Fences In Its Nomads, and an Ancient Life Withers – Andrew Jacobs

China Fences In Its Nomads, and an Ancient Life Withers The Chinese government is in the final stages of a 15-year-old effort to transform millions of pastoralists who once roamed China’s vast borderlands. nytimes.com|By ANDREW JACOBS

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David Brooks: The Robert E. Lee Problem

I wish my father could weigh in on this. David Brooks has written an excellent and fair piece here, and I second his recommendations. I would not destroy great sculptures of General Robert E Lee. I would work to make … Continue reading

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