To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, March 1, 2021

Observercast

Sharon Martin

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Spin Machine

BY SHARON MARTIN Listening to the chairman of the Republican Party a couple of Sundays ago, two things were clear: 1. Power is more important to...

Robbing The Poor

BY SHARON MARTIN Ever hear something that just stops you dead? On NPR, Mara Liasson was discussing political polls. She said that Republicans don’t poll well...

We Serve

BY SHARON MARTIN Waiting outside the door of a classroom to pick up students for Reading Lab, I saw a second grader pointing at me. “I...

Be Afraid

BY SHARON MARTIN Whether George W. Bush won the 2000 election or not is still debatable, but he took the oath of office. I knew...

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...