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I Think Like Antigone… Is That A Bad Thing?

In last week’s reading of Sophocles’ Antigone, I found myself in a somewhat similar universe. Within the last 10 days, I too, am having to bury my sibling. On Monday, August 25, my oldest brother suffered a massive heart attack. … Continue reading

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It May Only Be a Hill of Beans, But It’s My Hill…

This week’s reading made me stop and think long and hard about something it appears we all take for granted every day—the creation of our government.  We ALL have our opinions on why it doesn’t work, what needs to change, … Continue reading

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Think Like Me—It’s the “American Way!!”

Thomas Paine Several years ago, I read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.  While I read it for different personal reasons (it was required for school and I was not taking classes at the time), I did not read it to search … Continue reading

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Morone and His “Democratic Wish”….Hmmmm

Last week, in reading Morone’s The Democratic Wish for class, I was relatively neutral in my response to his work and suggestions.  I mean, after all, most writers in this particular vein, complete their works based on their opinions or … Continue reading

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Classic Liberalism — Were They on to Something?

During our first week in class, we studied the ideology of Classic Liberalism.  We read and discussed two perspectives involving Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance and Other Essays.  Initially, both writings struck me as selfish, egotistically … Continue reading

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When You Become a Juror

                Last week, my classmates and I participated in a mock trial.  Although it had been quite a while since I had completed such a project, this particular one proved to be fun and even better, very interesting.  As assignments … Continue reading

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To be or not to be…a Juror

  Let us be honest—most Americans absolutely hate serving as jurors.  It is inconvenient, takes up way too much of our precious time, can be extremely boring (unless you get assigned to an exciting case, of course), and so on … Continue reading

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  On November 14, our class had a discussion about race and the law.  The conversation was in response to an assigned reading from author Patricia J. Williams’s book “The Alchemy of Race and Rights”. In this particular class, I … Continue reading

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Last week in class we studied how the law views the prosecution of rape cases in America.  Keeping in mind that rape can happen to both men and women, the majority of rape cases our class discussed and those described … Continue reading

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Hey, Sometimes it’s Just a Matter of Ethics….

  Henrietta Lacks About two months ago, a friend of mine loaned me a very interesting book entitled The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  It is the story of a young African-American woman whose cells were basically … Continue reading

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