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Happy New Year

Or is it? I am writing these words on the first day of a new year, indeed a new decade well into the 21st century CE in the West. I struggle to deliver the hopeful and optimistic message that is expected…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 10, 2021
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The American presidential election

The next wave of problems This past November, millions of Americans heaved a collective sigh of relief. They were joined by many, many citizens and governments of other countries, who depend on an alliance with or support from the United…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 10, 2020
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Who lives and who dies?

Who tells the truth and who lies? I am writing this article a few days prior to the American presidential election. By the time you read these words, that very same election will one way or the other be history.…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 10, 2020
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The coup is being televised

Tune in for further instructions We are watching now what may very well be the last American election. Before 2016, such words would have been unthinkable and unspeakable. The rapidity with which they have become not only possible, but actual,…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 10, 2020
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When in the course of human events…

Declaration of the principles of a failed State When you can not remove a president who is flagrantly and openly racist, sexist, cruel, and dangerous, then you have a failed government. When you can not remove a president who is…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 10, 2020
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The Post Pandemic Pandemic

Can we survive one more? When the extreme contagion is over, when we have a vaccine or an effective treatment, when we can safely emerge from our individual cocoons, there will be another pandemic waiting for us. As with the…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 10, 2020
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Spring Will Not Come This Year

Spring does not even know that we are absent Although springtime has arrived this year just when it always does, no one is there to welcome it. No sigh of relief as winter coats and scarves, boots and gloves are…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2020