Monthly Archives: June 2016

Not Forgotten: Jonas Salk

By Philip E. Jenks June 28, 2016 – This is the year I reach my sell-by date so my breakfast reading usually includes the New York Times obits. This is not an opening for, “and if my name isn’t there I … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten. Robert Hingson

  By Philip E. Jenks June 28, 2016. When Dr. Robert E. Hingson drove from his home in Georgia to visit the American Baptist national offices in 1987, he filled the trunk of his car with walnuts. He handed them … Continue reading

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Upside Down Populism

Populism is a political position that holds that the virtuous citizens are being mistreated by a small circle of elites, who can be overthrown if the people recognize the danger and work together. The elites are depicted as trampling in illegitimate … Continue reading

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A Warning to the NRA: Beware the Yahootude

By Philip E. Jenks June 21, 2016 – The Senate has rejected amendments to prevent suspected terrorists from getting guns and to close the loophole that limits background checks for customers at gun shows. No surprise there. There was never … Continue reading

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Trumping Trump

“One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power.” – Bill Moyers I hesitate to jump on … Continue reading

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Saint Fulty

Let’s get physical, physical I wanna get physical, let’s get into physical Let me hear your body talk, your body talk Let me hear your body talk* By Philip E. Jenks New York, June 17, 2016 – The New York … Continue reading

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The Greatest and Smokin’ Joe

June 4, 2016 – The New York Times called Muhammad Ali “a titan of boxing and the twentieth century.” He had been out of public sight for many years, but his death Friday at 74 was a reminder he was … Continue reading

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