Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey Hurts Texas

There’s a lot to be said about the relationship between the damage from Hurricane Harvey and climate change. But that can wait.

People are hurting. People are afraid. People have died.

So I’m urging readers to donate — everything helps, even a little bit — to charities which will help now. The American Red Cross is one possibility. There are many others, and with a little bit of research you might find one that’s equally or more effective, and more in need. Do be careful, you don’t want your donation to go to something that isn’t really going to do the job we need.

Set aside politics, put scientific arguments on the shelf. There’ll be plenty of time for that later. Right now, people need help.

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Ich Bin Schwarz

On June 26, 1963, President Kennedy spoke in West Berlin to an audience of nearly half a million, and showed his support for their hopes to preserve freedom in spite of being surrounded by the communist empire, by declaring “Ich bin ein Berliner” — I am a Berliner.

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