Author Archives: Jennet Kirkpatrick

“What Happened” to Us?

This post is by lachew.   On September 12, 2017, I scrolled through my Facebook feed to see a friend’s status declaring that he was “feeling excited” to read a book that he had preordered: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir, What … Continue reading

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Where do we draw the line?

People want equal representation in congress. To create the illusion that this happens, the state divides itself into districts of equal population and each district elects someone for the House of Representatives. Ideally, these districts would be drawn proportionately to … Continue reading

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Free Speech and Violence

Note: This post is not from Jennet Kirkpatrick. I’m posting it for a student who had some technological difficulties. Was this a fair and accurate way for the Arizona Republic to report President Trump’s rally in Phoenix with the subsequent … Continue reading

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Debt, Elitism, and Alexander Hamilton

This post is by Christian Vazquez.   As I write this blog post, the United States National Debt is 19,529,882,290,867 dollars. I encourage you to check http://www.usdebtclock.org/ before you read the rest of this post because the Debt will probably have … Continue reading

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A museum… A good idea but is it enough?

This post is from Geoffrey Vassallucci.   “African American history is not somehow separate from the American story. It is not the underside of the American story. It is central to the American story”, Barack Obama. “A great nation does not … Continue reading

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Misbehaved Elites

The author of this post is Melissa Schonberger. In the analysis of Federalist opinion, it is apparent that they believed elites should be leading the government. In their minds, elites were more educated on societal issues, had higher education and were … Continue reading

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Emerson’s Self-Reliance: Wisdom or Ignorance?

This post is by blogonwithnichelle. Ralph Waldo Emerson is praised for his acknowledgment of the importance of the self in his book titled Self-Reliance. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Emerson grew up to become deeply rooted in the Transcendentalist movement that advocated the … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s “Perpetuation” Speech: In the News

Check out “The Man the Founders Feared” for a shout out to Lincoln’s “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.”

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A Plea for Candidate Donald Trump: Donald Trump and John Brown

I posted this for a student who had trouble with WordPress. I’m not the author. –Jennet Kirkpatrick I was struck by the similarities between Donald Trump and John Brown the man who Thoreau immortalizes in his “A Plea for Captain … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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