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  • "Indian Summers" on PBS
    PBS treat in September: 'Indian Summers'
    The place is India, the time is 1932. As the new Public Broadcasting Service MASTERPIECE drama series "Indian Summers" opens, a brief title sets the scene:"A few thousand civil servants rule an entire Subcontinent; every summer they...
  • Taking Reponsibility
    I like Ike; General Eisenhower to Gen.Marshall: 'things that beggar description'
    Author's Note: Like President Truman who was his immediate predecessor in the White House, four-star General Dwight Eisenhower was a man of enormous courage and conviction. Unlike President Truman who finished out his military service with the...
  • Fourth of July in Bexley, Ohio
    Contemplating independence and freedom on July 4th
    Securing a state of self-determination is the idea behind being independent. One may decide about what to do and what not to do. Constraints on the capacity to decide include possessing the ability to be self-sufficient.There are at least two...
  • Bug Hunting
    Help grow your child's independence with these tips
    From the moment they are born, children fill your life with love and laughter. For parents of twins, they learn to do everything together, sometimes helping one another develop a new skill like crawling, walking, talking or using the potty. Then,...
  • Self-incrimination
    Catalan citizens are lining up to plead 'guilty of being democratic'
    Citizens from all parts of Catalonia are lining up to participate in a new democratic demonstration. After the citizen participation process on November 9th, 2014, where Catalan citizens voted for or against Catalonia's independence from Spain...
  • Parenting tweens today
    Parenting tweens today
    Parenting tweens todayToday’s tweens often behave as though they are teenagers. “Don’t be fooled, they’re still children. They’ll astonish you with their ability to conceptualize, to argue brilliantly, and then to do...
  • President Artur Mas
    Non-binding secession vote to go forward in Catalonia
    Catalonia will move forward with a secession vote in November, despite the Spanish government’s rendering the vote nonbinding. Catalan President Artur Mas spoke Tuesday in a news conference, saying that the people deserve to have their...
  • Scotland stays with the UK
    Scotland opts to stay with the United Kingdom
    Scotland has decided to stay in the United Kingdom, keeping a 307-year-old agreement intact. Voters turned out in droves to have a say on whether or not they should become an independent nation, or continue their partnership with England.The...
  •  'Better Together' supporters celebrate the result of the Scottish referendum
    Scotland rejects independence but will get more autonomy
    The BBC reported on Friday that Scottish voters rejected a referendum to create an independent Scotland, thus keeping the over three hundred year union with England intact. Public policy analysts on both sides of the Atlantic breathed a sigh of...
  • Scottish independence could cause serious blows to British economy and banks
    Scottish independence could cause serious blows to British economy and banks
    On Sept. 18, the nation of Scotland is voting for its independence from Great Britain 307 years after it was consolidated into the British empire after a financial crisis during the 18th century. And while the media blitzes for and against...
  • Scotland votes on independence
    Could Scotland become the world's newest independent nation?
    Many people tend to think of the world’s borders as constant, rarely changing except in extreme cases. This is not the case, even in the modern world. New countries are often born from others, sometimes in cases of war as in South Sudan,...
  • Temper tantrums come in all sizes
    Dealing effectively with temper tantrums
    We have all seen it happen – a child throwing a temper tantrum (or having a meltdown) in a public place. All too often it is easy to wonder why the parents don’t “discipline” the child.As unpleasant as they may be, not to...
  • Queen Elizabeth
    Affinity of people to nations: Scot free
    For the sake of humanity, the propensity of the world should be trending toward a global paradigm, meaning embracing a free-world model for modern governance in a pluralistic and free society. While diversity and differences are highly regarded...
  • Scotland's greatest unity/independence scam
    Scotland's greatest unity/independence scam
    I can understand Scotland's desire for independence, but it will not solve the problem of Scotland's greatest scam. Imagine a family that can legally take half of the agricultural land in Wales and Cornwall, takes any property that is left...
  • Kurdish Children Celebrate
    Clues Point to an Independent Kurdistan as the New Iraq
    In recent news Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Barzani has declared a referendum for the Kurdistan Regional Government would not be dissuaded. Iraq is experiencing turmoil at the hands of the terrorist group ISIL, and rumors of a partitioned Iraq...
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