Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Can Educationism Solve Anything?

Blaming the woes of society on our K-12 education system is a habit I need to break. In the post below the target was a failure to teach children about their responsibilities when signing student loan papers. A high school … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2019

Happy Independence Day… reluctantly. I’ve not been a fan of the Independence Day holiday since military service. It’s not that I paid much attention to it previously. As a military officer I had time to reflect on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Update

Except for the president and members of his administration, the world supports the Iran Deal negotiated by the Obama administration with key allies and Iran. On June 28, Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, which are not … Continue reading

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Zach Wahls Fundraiser July 14

Zach Wahls is turning 28 and he’s making his birthday celebration into a political fund raiser! That’s what his predecessor, State Senator Bob Dvorsky did so the tradition continues, this year at The Walker Homestead. Here’s part of a fundraising … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2019

For the next five weeks I’ll be covering weekdays for our editor Trish Nelson who is on summer break. This is my seventh year to provide summer posts, and more than ten years since I began posting at Blog for … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee At The Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Saturday afternoon I drove to the Overlook Pavilion in Ellis Park where State Senator Rob Hogg had organized a “climate conversation” with Washington Governor Jay Inslee who is an announced candidate for president. Hogg reminded us … Continue reading

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Gardening The Climate Crisis

Gardening is one of the most popular activities on the planet. Whether one lives in an apartment, in a single-family home, or on a farm, local food and flower production can be satisfying on multiple levels. A garden can be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons Must Be Eliminated

I’m mad about nuclear weapons spending. The Trump administration plans to spend far more than President Obama on the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Depending on time frame, the administration will see Obama’s trillion dollars and raise it another half trillion. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Abolition in Trump World

Elimination of nuclear weapons remains a priority for many of us who followed disarmament progress through the years. Our work hasn’t ended. What should be our priorities in Trump World? To a large extent, society answered that question in the … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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