Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 16, 2021

This week has brought a remarkable juxtaposition of energy-related headlines, with the usual over-simplifications belying the complicated conflicts that underlie our current situation.

Naturally, the big focus is on immediacy, so headlines underscoring rising gas and oil prices, the prospects of higher heating oil…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 15, 2021

Amid the hullabaloo over “critical race theory” somehow staining our national image by acknowledging slavery and its continuing effects, our day-to-day lives are reflecting exactly the ugliness of calling out The Other.

We’re seeing a critical racism pandemic, not some debate about educational theory…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 14, 2021

Apparently, the Republican argument suggests, we should just forget about coronavirus and ignore a disease that has killed 700,000 Americans, variously overrun our hospitals, interrupted jobs, businesses, and lives, and has spurred a strong political resistance movement.

Even as some courts have already endorsed…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 13, 2021

The looming covid fight is about vaccinating children, and all indications are that it will be ugly.

While tens of millions of parents, likely those who got vaccines themselves, will line up their children under 12 to protect themselves and school classmates against contagion…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 12, 2021

We’re seeing early results of the partisan campaigns of both parties to redraw Congressional districts in their favor. It’s a quick dive into the poorly lit backroom of politics that can have a lasting effect on the results.

For those hoping that a decennial…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 12, 2021

We’re seeing simultaneous, but opposite fights over race and identity going on in our schools.

A swath of White parents is getting increasingly vocal, even threatening at times, about what is being taught as American history, slavery, and continuing race issues as Black, Brown…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 11, 2021

Somewhere amid the current outbreak of parental fears over covid vaccine mandates, misguided attacks on “critical race theory” being taught in elementary schools, and the fistfights and yelling at school boards, we’re seeing a renewed attempt to ban textbooks.

It’s not that parental challenges…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 10, 2021

The monthly jobs figures, showing that the nation added 194,000 jobs is bringing with it the usual public clucking about an economy lagging the hoped-for progress, though the rate of unemployment dipped under 5%.

No kidding.

The numbers show what any of us can…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 9, 2021

There was little surprise in the disclosures this week of a Senate Judiciary Committee majority staff report detailing what amounts to a plot led by Donald Trump to overthrow last November’s election.

It was neither surprising that Trump would break federal law and ethical…

Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 7, 2021

There is plenty on the public agenda to make most of us squirm about the direction for American values. Still, we look for the occasional sign of hope.

Our public combination of corporate greediness, selfish stubbornness and resort to threats towards our democratic freedoms…

Terry Schwadron

Journalist, musician, community volunteer

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