#dresslikeawoman

#dresslikeawoman orders were issued by this administration.    But what does that mean?  Scientist, athlete, space explorer, firefighter, soldier, mechanic, lawyer, nurse, leader, police officer, inventor, envelope pusher? Shall we dress like Belva Lockwood, the first woman admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court in 1879 a single mom who worked her way through […]

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Neil Gorsuch

Beth Klein Boulder Attorney’s take on Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch is a strict constructionist. This means he applies the law as written and looks at the intent of the legislature only if the law is ambiguous.  This does not mean that he is a foundationalist – one who thinks that the Constitution is stagnant and […]

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Syrian Vetting is Already Extreme

How are Syrian refugees referred to the U.S.? The process begins with a referral from UNHCR. The U.N.’s refugee agency is responsible for registering some 15 million asylum seekers around the world, and providing aid and assistance until they are resettled abroad or (more likely) returned home once conditions ease. The registration process includes in-depth […]

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Prizes, Innovation #resist

  Beth Klein Boulder Attorney talks resistance through technology. How to ensure that safety and health care is available, the environment is preserved, our universe explored, and people are treated equally are on the minds of many.   Does the answer lie in innovation?  Can we solve political and social problems and make petty politics […]

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Is it the truth?

Words that must become extinct and the lesson of Herbert J. Taylor. In the early 1930s Herbert J. Taylor set out to save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. He believed himself to be the only person who had hope. His recovery plan started with changing language and how people treated each other. […]

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How not to talk to each other.

As I try to talk and reach out, here is what confronts me so. I watched with dismay as my friend JP posted so many mean things while she was at the Inauguration.  This is what JP says, and it is challenging to hear: “A crazy woman from Washington didn’t understand why women could support […]

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Where do we go from here?

Where do we go now to come together?  It is all about activism and service?  Could it be about something simpler, but perhaps more difficult?  Friendships with people with whom we disagree?  How to we rebuild the house that is divided? We have firmly become flat characters in narratives.  The good and the evil. The […]

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The Influence of Phillip Dick & Trumpism

Beth Klein Boulder writes about Phillip Dick and defines Trumpism. Ironically, Phillip Dick was one of the world’s most influential writers and thinkers who is and deserving of our thanks. I wanted to write an electronic memorial to him. When you read the names of the works, there is nothing else that needs to be added to describe his contribution to literature.

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Turkey, ISIS and the PKK.

  The Kurdish–Turkish conflict is an armed conflict between the Republic of Turkey and various Kurdish insurgent groups that want a separate Kurdish nation or greater rights for Kurds in Turkey.  The main rebel group is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan).    The insurgency is mainly in southeastern Turkey and the […]

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