Sherman R. Fredrick Sherman R. Frederick Marinscope We have hard decisions to make regarding the hate recently reported at Redwood High School. As you know, unidentified students attending that school made anti-semitic statements on Instragram. They claimed to be “active,” “organized” … [Read more...] about Hateful activity cannot stand
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Sunday, October 18 Would you pray with me? Lord God, Today help me to take care of the practical necessities of my life...but in addition...help me to focus upon what you are calling me to identify. As you work within, may I seek to understand who I am, rather … [Read more...] about Thomas A. Nibbe: Form and Substance
Thomas L. Knapp/My Turn On Election Day, 1976, I was eight days away from turning 10 years old. As my morning school bus passed the lone polling place in my tiny town, I leaned out the window and yelled, at the top of my lungs, "Vote for Carter!" I had three reasons for supporting Jimmy … [Read more...] about Thomas L. Knapp: If you vote, then first grow up
Jim Steele/What’s Natural? Glaciers around the world reached their greatest size in four thousand years by 1850. Then abruptly the world began to warm. Arctic sea ice lost 40% of its thickness by 1940. Around the Arctic island of Spitsbergen melting sea ice allowed shipping season to lengthen … [Read more...] about Jim Steele: Greenland and the 1950s climate consensus
David Hirzel/My Turn It’s hard to say which of the election upheavals of last week will end up being most damaging to the reputation of the Republican party and the chances of success for those down-ballot candidates who might actually stand on some principle. But I’ll give it a try. The … [Read more...] about David Hirzel: The election has already begun
David Hirzel/My Turn The coming presidential election has got to be the most rancorous in living memory, with the bulk of the rancor coming from only one side. Looking back to Trump’s inaugural speech in 2017, he referred to “American carnage”—meaning the failures of previous … [Read more...] about Trump campaigns on the politics of fear
Sherman R. Frederick (To start a free trial home delivery subscription to the Novato Advance, send you name and address to Publisher Sherm Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org.) Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media I’m reluctant to lower the boom on any public official who did what … [Read more...] about Was it worth it?
Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media I am bemused by the hand-wringing over the disparity between the number of white people in the Bay Area who have contracted COVID-19 and the number of brown people. Apparently, more Latinos contracted the disease because they represent a greater … [Read more...] about Why can’t more white people die?
Jim Steele/What’s Natural? The political genius of Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to unify the country during America’s most divisive time has been attributed to assembling a “team of rivals”. Likewise, scientific research is published so rivals and supporters of a hypothesis can independently and … [Read more...] about We need scientific debate
By Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media Sherm Frederick Gun sales from coast to coast and throughout the fruited plain have soared in the runup to the presidential election. And where are sales really up? In the seven presidential “toss up” states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, … [Read more...] about Buckle up for post-election violence