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I’ve got a crush on you, Andy Borowitz

Call me crazy. Call me immature. Or call me deluded. Maybe I should be called all of the above because at my age I’m not supposed to feel this blush of excitement. But here’s the embarrassing truth. I’ve got a crush on satirist Andy Borowitz. What’s Andy got that heats up my blood? What he’s…

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Who am I? Guess the progressive.

Can you identify this person? Occasional Planet’s “Who Am I” series features people who have made important contributions to liberal thought, progressive politics, human rights, enlightened education, environmental awareness, and “small-d” democratic principles–both in the US and internationally. The abbreviated bios in our “Progressive Hall of Fame” only hint at the scope of our hall…

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Who Am I? Guess the progressive

Can you identify this person? Occasional Planet’s “Who Am I” series features people who have made important contributions to liberal thought, progressive politics, human rights, enlightened education, environmental awareness, and “small-d” democratic principles–both in the US and internationally. The abbreviated bios in our “Progressive Hall of Fame” only hint at the scope of our hall…

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The 9-year-old and the Uzi: What were they thinking?

There are times when words fail. The news that a nine-year-old child accidentally shot and killed 39-year-old Charles Vacca, an instructor at a shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, represents one of those times. There are no words that adequately capture the tragedy of such an unnecessary loss of life and the trauma that will…

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What I learned from a rabid raccoon

Just over a month ago I came face to snout with rabies, one of the world’s oldest identifiable diseases and one of the most dreaded. Dreaded, because rabies—which is transmitted via saliva when a person (or animal) is bitten by an infected animal, such as a dog, bat, raccoon, skunk, or fox—has one of the…

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Who am I? Guess the progressive

Can you identify this person? Occasional Planet’s “Who Am I” series features people who have made important contributions to liberal thought, progressive politics, human rights, enlightened education, and “small-d” democratic principles–both in the US and internationally. The abbreviated bios in our “Progressive Hall of Fame” only hint at the scope of our hall of famers’…

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