Watch Your Mouth: The F.C.C. Is Listening

In April, 2009, the United States Supreme Court upheld a ruling which allows the Federal Communications Commission to levy fines against broadcasters for fleeting expletives, despite the Commission's earlier assertions that such cases would be allowed under certain circumstances. This set the U.S. further down its dangerous path of excessive power granted to government agencies, …

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Vancouver! This Is It!: May 18th In My Memory

For many years, May 18 has held a certain distinction for me. On that date in 1980, I was in the second grade at Clear Lake Elementary School on Wheatland Road in what is now Keizer, Oregon. Sadly, the school has since changed locations and buildings, so I must admit a little part of me …