Censuring (peer) censorship

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There’s been a lot of talk about social media censorship lately. In late May, President Trump issued the Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, a declaration that has no legal effect—yet.

I’m not here to argue the Executive Order’s vices and virtues. I’ll leave that to the scholars and pundits. I am here, however, to talk about an accepted form of censorship that seems to be growing.Read More »

Trump the intolerance, it’s time to change

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Are you tired of the disunity that’s pervasive in our nation today? I am and hope you are because the time to sit on the sidelines of this conflict—the conflict between what’s good and decent and what’s vile and hateful—is over. It’s time for those of us who’ve been quietly witnessing the disintegration of our bond as citizens of the United States of America to speak up and say something.

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Father’s Day musings: 2020 edition

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Familia Martinez

Another Father’s Day is here and my thoughts turn to my experiences as a father. I like to think I’m better at it than when I first started, but regrets over the many mistakes I’ve made as a father get in the way of embracing that concept.

It’s become a Father’s Day tradition over the past couple of years to jot down some insights and lessons I’ve learned as a father of four. Here’s this year’s list.Read More »

Another year of Father’s Day musings

The offspring, not The Offspring.

This year is my twenty-eighth Father’s Day from the father’s side of the celebration. I haven’t been able to commemorate it from the son’s side since 2007. I miss my dad and look forward to seeing him again in the future.

Last year, I compiled a list of musings about fatherhood that expressed how I felt about some of the questions, challenges, and experiences I’ve had as the father of four children. This year, I’m adding to that list.

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