By Penny Smith I wake up with coffee and NPR most mornings. In the fog before the coffee I faintly heard a short piece about a school that eschews disciplining their acting Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2018. Yes, indeed, my copy came last week and I sat down to a day Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Obviously, to be a pro-thriver, you have to be pro-life. You can’t thrive, if you’re not alive. So, I must also be pro-life and that’s true. Life is Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Government shut-down. Great, show the world what a working democracy looks like. A wonderful opportunity to tout our way of life. Bravo, guys and gals. I know, Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Lillian Smith, Killers of the dream. Originally published n 1949. I reread the 1994 reprint put out by Norton Press. If you don’t know the work of Lillian Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Michael Abramowitz, writing for Freedom House’s 2017 review of global press freedom, notes: Never in the 38 years that Freedom House has been monitoring Click for full story.
By Penny Smith Samuel Huntington, in an article in The Journal of Democracy, later expanded in his book The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth-Century (1991), Click for full story.
By Penny Smith David Neiwert, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2017). Neiwert is an independent writer and blogger, currently living in Click for full story.
By Penny Smith — January 10, 2018 Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, “White Women Overwhelmingly Supported Roy Moore. We Shouldn’t be Surprised.” Google that and you can Click for full story.
By Penny Smith — January 10, 2018 Our initial founding document, The Declaration of Independence, states that “all men are created equal” and share an equal right Click for full story.