Paul F. deLespinasse



Sep 19, 2017
Despite current opposition by most GOP leaders and the doubts of some Democrats, if Mr. Trump can convince voters that an improved Medicare-for-all would save them money and improve their lives, Congressional Republicans would have to join Democrats in enacting it.


Sep 13, 2017
Lacking adequate vocabulary, we can't think about anything.


Sep 6, 2017
Ambiguous political language does present problems, though, since people seeking to manipulate us may benefit if we don't notice that a word can mean several different things. The touchier the subject, the more important to be clear about what we are saying and hearing.


Aug 29, 2017
Instead of haggling about who gets how much compensation for the continuing consequences of injuries suffered by ancestors, and about who must pay and how much, we should focus on reforms that will be good for all, but particularly helpful to disadvantaged people of all races.


Aug 22, 2017
Active citizenship is essential if we want to retain an effective and democratic government. A democracy whose people won't pay attention is like an absolute monarchy in which the king is always drunk.


Aug 15, 2017
Monday's eclipse will be the first solar eclipse affecting the U.S. since we began generating electricity with solar energy. Recent progress has been so rapid that at certain times of day, 40 percent of California's electricity is being generated by the sun.


Aug 1, 2017
Sometimes the best choices can be made by individuals. Sometimes it is best to make choices collectively, through our political system, and medical insurance is probably an example of this.


Jul 25, 2017
Economists often oppose minimum wage increases, since demand for things, including labor, decreases when their price increases.

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