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Besides this, my personal website, I am the Web Editor for the Melville Society. I also maintain two websites related to courses I teach in the Charter School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles — my CSULA Course Syllabi and Resources webpages and Cloud Academy – a site where my CSULA students can practice creating a blog for use in the classroom.

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Politics, Culture, Philosophy
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Frank Schaeffer
  • Roberto Ruiz

A quote Trump may come to regret: 'I didn't need to do this'Referring to his emergency declaration, Trump admitted, "I didn't need to do this." I [...]

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 2.15.19Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country. [...]

On emergency declaration, Pelosi reminds GOP it won't always be in powerTrump is using "emergency" powers to get what he wants in defiance of Congress. If he gets [...]

Trump's emergency declaration represents a special kind of surrenderToday's emergency declaration is many things, but it's principally an acknowledgement of a [...]

With emergency declaration, Trump ignores public will (among other things)When Trump issues an emergency declaration in order to build a border wall, he'll do so while i [...]

GOP criticisms of Obama's 'lawlessness' appear increasingly ironicRepublicans decried Obama as a "lawless" president, indifferent to the rule of law. They w [...]

Spending deal brings Trump's latest embarrassing failure into focusTrump picked a high-profile fight two months ago, and it's now obvious that the amateur preside [...]

With emergency declaration, Trump divides GOP, unites Dems (again)With his shutdown gambit, Trump picked a fight that united his opponents and divided his allies. Tod [...]

Tiny detail raises new questions about Mueller mystery caseRachel Maddow reports on newly unredacted bits in the secretive case involving a mystery company and [...]

Trump faces steep opposition to border emergency declarationRep. John Garamendi talks with Rachel Maddow about making sure that Donald Trump doesn't use hi [...]

Labeling anyone as an anti-Semite who speaks about how Israel cynically uses evangelicals and Jewish [...]

While the enabling Republicans are stuck with the misogynist-in-chief-groper, Democrats have the lux [...]

Here’s how to define Donald Trump: Trump is the intersection where all the con-artists, sleaze-bags, [...]

The roars of approval Trump received from his enabler-Republican lawmakers during his State of the U [...]

After years of a hateful lunatic in the presidency, how do we make our way back into love, beauty an [...]

After years of a hapless amateur in the presidency, how do we make our way back into love, beauty an [...]

Chances are Mike Pence might become president through Trump’s resignation, impeachment or arrest. A [...]

Every year, ordinary homeowners like my family pay a percentage of our house’s value in tax. A house [...]

Howard Schultz and Donald Trump share a religious faith in the self-evident goodness of wealth, gree [...]

The last thing Democrats need in 2020 is a white male candidate (Bernie) who would be 79 on taking o [...]

After having been unjustly convicted of the bogus charges brought against him in that most infamous [...]

The Philosophy of Christopher NolanEver since I first watched Memento and its fascinating exploration of the philosophical question of [...]

Voltaire - CandideThe philosophical problem of evil—the question of how the existence of unnecessary suffering is poss [...]

Arrow - A Celebration of LoveLife is hard enough as it is. Existence, in many ways, is suffering. Obviously, some have it much wo [...]

If 'Despacito' Were Written by an Evo-Devo BiologistIf you are a geek, you are likely to get excited over things others might find boring, laughable, la [...]

James Baldwin Debates William F. BuckleyJames Baldwin, the great essayist, poet, civil rights activist, writer and orator, would have turned [...]

Genius of the Ancient World - SocratesFew figures have been more important and influential in the history of civilization than the ancient [...]

The PresocraticsAnyone who's ever contemplated Raphael's celebrated painting The School of Athens knows th [...]

President Obama's Farewell AddressAs his presidency sadly comes to an end, President Obama delivered last night what is sure to become [...]

John Berger - Ways of SeeingArt critic John Berger's recent death has left a huge void in the world of art appreciation. Wh [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
  • Two Truths News
  • Natural Living-Healthy Planet

Kate Lila Wheeler answers one of the most frequently asked questions about challenges on the spiritu [...]

Buddhist teacher Susan Piver shares her advice for entering the online dating world. The post A Budd [...]

For decades, Talbott edited books written and translated by the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Thond [...]

Lindsay Kyte explores the dharma of dating as she follows a friend navigating the wacky world of onl [...]

Larry Yang takes an honest look at what it means to be a dharma teacher who hasn’t been, and doesn’t [...]

In the Spring 2019 issue of Buddhadharma, Annabella Pitkin reviews "A Critique of Western Buddh [...]

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Nikki Mirghafori, and Gyokei Yokoyama answer the question: "We are encou [...]

We take a closer look at the art featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner [...]

David Loy makes clear what Buddhism offers in the face of climate change. From the Spring 2019 issue [...]

The Spring 2019 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample art [...]

(Natural News) When you interact with top-level Democrats, never make the mistake of thinking you’re [...]

(Natural News) A government vaccine expert is now blowing the whistle on the link between vaccines a [...]

(Natural News) NewsGuard Technologies promotes itself as a company bent on fighting “fake news” and [...]

(Natural News) The mainstream media has been running a massive propaganda campaign to assure concern [...]

(Natural News) Vaccine skepticism is heavily discouraged by the establishment, but research discredi [...]

(Natural News) Yet another entitled, black female (this one embarrassingly overweight) recently deci [...]

(Natural News) As U.S. border agents crack down on organized crime, drugs, and human trafficking at [...]

(Natural News) Even as Leftists Democrats continue to insist that providing proper funding for a bor [...]

(Natural News) To an outsider, the prepping lifestyle may seem paranoid and unnecessary. But if you’ [...]

(Natural News) Almost everyone that goes out to visit one of our major cities on the west coast has [...]

Science News
  • The Universe Today
  • Perimeter Institute
  • Science Daily
  • Sky and Telescope

According to multiple sources, Mars One - the organization intent on crowdsourcing the colonization [...]

NASA’s InSight lander has finally placed its heat probe on the surface of Mars. The Heat Flow and Ph [...]

A glaciologist has discovered another enormous impact crater under more than a mile of ice in Greenl [...]

New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus The p [...]

A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody’s seen direct evidence of v [...]

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) [...]

Elon Musk just suggested that the price for a trip to Mars and back could be as low as $100,000. He [...]

A student team associated with the ESA recently developed a concept for a Moon base that would rely [...]

Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on s [...]

The latest images to come from the New Horizons mission show that Ultima Thule (the first KBO to be [...]

Perimeter researchers continue hot streak in Buchalter Cosmology Prize competitionWednesday Jan 09, [...]

New fellowships to fuel fundamental physics with radio telescopes in Canada Thursday Dec 20, 2018Per [...]

2018: Perimeter's scientific year in reviewMonday Dec 17, 2018As another year draws to a close, [...]

Perimeter ramps up efforts to support greater diversityFriday Nov 30, 2018Perimeter has taken anothe [...]

Exploring the physics all around usTuesday Nov 13, 2018From climate change to gravitational waves, t [...]

LUKE SANTI AWARD WINNER CULTIVATES CURIOSITY AND GRITWednesday Nov 07, 2018Aidan Richards, a first-y [...]

New fellowships aim to support early-career researchersTuesday Oct 30, 2018Fellowships named in hono [...]

New program aims to bridge gap between high school and grad schoolFriday Oct 19, 2018Perimeter’s new [...]

EINSTEINPLUS EN FRANÇAIS TAKES TEACHERS BACK TO THEIR ROOTSThursday Oct 18, 2018French adaptation of [...]

Perimeter congratulates 2018 Nobel laureate Donna Strickland of University of WaterlooTuesday Oct 02 [...]

Massive Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feetGeophysicists used data from an enormous earthquake in Bolivia to find mountains at the base of the [...]

Ultra-lightweight ceramic material withstands extreme temperaturesResearchers have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be use [...]

New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, agingNew therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. [...]

Orangutans make complex economic decisions about tool useFlexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actio [...]

NASA's Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to endOne of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity [...]

New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continentA new dinosaur that wears its 'heart' on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evo [...]

Neanderthal footprints found in GibraltarThis work started 10 years ago, when the first dates using the OSL method were obtained. It is then [...]

Antarctic ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakesThe filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf t [...]

Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharksA new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from [...]

Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and [...]

  NAME SLNASA – Sri Lanka Neoteric Astronomy and Science Association ADDRESS No.2279, Stage III Anur [...]

There's more than one way to stretch your data . . . and the truth. The post Astro-Imaging: Str [...]

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) will soon begin a new round of observ [...]

Despite months of listening, NASA has failed to pick up any signals from the stalwart Opportunity ro [...]

Galactic cirrus (clouds of interstellar dust) is challenging to observe, but Mel Bartels shows us ho [...]

On Monday night, February 18th, observers in the western U.S. and Mexico may see the occultation of [...]

By tracing stars in other galaxies, the Gaia satellite has helped astronomers understand the relativ [...]

The post SOLAR DISK appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) Coma Gif appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Conjunction of the Moon and the planets Jupiter and Venus. appeared first on Sky & Tele [...]