To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Saturday, October 31, 2020

New Observercast

Sharon Martin

Latest Articles

Deliberately Ignorant

BY SHARON MARTIN Agnotology means the deliberate spread of ignorance. Robert Proctor coined the word when he discovered that tobacco company executives were deliberately casting...

Voting For Con Artists

BY SHARON MARTIN Someone I love says that people don’t have time to find out how their legislators voted. “Who cares about a candidate’s voting record?”...

It’s The Economy, Stupid!

BY SHARON MARTIN Racism runs roughshod over this year’s primaries. Unrest, hate, and the absence of truth mark most candidacies. There’s a real chance of...

What Privatize Really Means

BY SHARON MARTIN You want to sell our public lands and pristine places,   turn public service into for-profit business   until everything is owned by a handful of old men with nothing...

Dismantling Public Education

BY SHARON MARTIN If your idea of good governance is to take care of the top 10% of the citizens in your state, your first...

Election Year Blues

BY SHARON MARTIN My husband has been self-employed since his early 20s, first as a commercial artist and then as a fine artist. Here are...

Peddling Fear

 BY SHARON MARTIN It’s an election year, and candidates think they can win by stoking your fears. They want you to be afraid of Muslims,...

Revolt Against Corruption

BY SHARON MARTIN Why should Oklahomans have to pay for the mistakes of their elected officials? Why should we suffer in understaffed schools, drive over...

What Is It Good For?

BY SHARON MARTIN Marauding Buddhist monks terrorize citizens in Myanmar. Buddhists, for heaven’s sake! An avowed Christian kills three at a Planned Parenthood clinic. Two...