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Why Bernie Sanders needs to talk about race

The Supreme Court didn’t decide the election in 2000. Neither did Ralph Nader steal votes from the Democrats. Al Gore lost because he benched the best campaigner, Bill Clinton. Gore was embarrassed by Clinton’s sexual misadventures and so didn’t have him campaign in traditional Democratic strongholds. The voter turnout was low enough in key states, […]

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When help isn’t

A couple of products promise help and deliver but little. AARP has touted its new RealPad, a low-cost Android tablet that promises 24/7 Real Help. They have phone service, videos, and an email support line. Sounds good. A lot of people ask my opinion about various gadgets, so I thought I’d buy one to test […]

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Staples. It’s (not) easy.

Staples has an app. All God’s children have an app.The Staples app purports to let us do things, except the things that seem obvious.Each time I buy something at Staples, I can’t find my card, the loyalty card that enables coupons and discounts. .I provide them with my phone number. They look up the card and […]

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Vox tells you all you need to know about Common Core

Vox sez: What’s actually in the Common Core? The Common Core is a list of things students should know and know how to do at each grade level in math and language arts. The language arts standards include expectations for writing, speaking, and reading both fiction and nonfiction. But, as we know, a picture is […]

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Attention to detail may not be their Forte

Forte.net is a payment-processing service that handles web, mobile, and other types of online payments.Their website has a nice stock photograph of a diverse group of people, each with their own blurb about why Forte is cool.  Each person has an imagemap associated with his or her picture. Move your mouse over a person’s image […]

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