Category Archives: Politics

Mr. Huckabee’s Crusade

by Brian D. Sadie 5 February, 2015 This post contains a longer editorial version of an op-ed written at the same time and submitted to the major papers, including the Washington Post, the first week of February, when Mike Huckabee … Continue reading

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Digital Libraries and the Idea of Literacy

Brian D. Sadie / Tuesday, 14 May 2013 This abridged version posted at http://bostinno.streetwise.co/channels/headline-digital-libraries-and-the-idea-of-literacy/ and http://boomwriter.tumblr.com/post/50495788602/digital-libraries-and-the-idea-of-literacy The Digital Public Library of America launched April 18th with the goal of linking America’s libraries, archives, and museums and making them freely available … Continue reading

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Technology and Teachers: The Human Touch and Understanding

by Brian D. Sadie / Tuesday, 23 April 2013 Many educators and school administrators could learn a valuable lesson from former CIA Director Stansfield Turner and the intelligence world. In 1979, Mr. Turner authorized the elimination of more than 800 … Continue reading

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Dignity and Negotiation: Palestine and Peace

by Brian D. Sadie / 21 March 2013 Shortly after the formal end of Gulf War hostilities in 1991, during the Iraqi uprising against Saddam Hussein, I wrote a feature about the US and Middle East. Inspired by discussions with … Continue reading

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Obama, Romney, and Personal Character

It’s election day. Do you know your candidate? This is to help uncertain voters… The American economy: Comeback kid (The Economist, July 14th 2012) opened with a funny but useful suggestion of how the candidates might see each other: Romney … Continue reading

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Private Thoughts, Public Sphere: Why a Candidate’s Beliefs Matter

Yet again campaign blather inspires a trip to the keyboard for notes about personal things and power and why a candidate’s beliefs matter. The issue of the right to marry again figures. Most everyone accepts a compromise regarding personal autonomy, particularly … Continue reading

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Generally Speaking: Privacy and CISPA

Quick Notes Generally Speaking: Privacy and CISPA Yet again I heard a group of people say to a few others that the word privacy does not appear in the constitution and that, even if it did, it wouldn’t be important. … Continue reading

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