Ending Minority Rule in California: One Sentence Can Do It
It would change two words in ... are handcuffed by minority rule. Democracy can work in California. What the majority of voters want, a majority in the legislature will enact. And it only take a majority of voters to enact that one-sentence amendment.
In 2014, words to avoid: What the heck is ‘aspirational’?
As we enter 2014 ... Yes, the words have an ‘uplifting’ quality about them. These make sentences look good, lend them gravitas. These make both the reader and pundit feel more intelligent than the average others. Great, but what the heck do these ...
The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative
Here are some examples of Six-Word Memoirs that do the subject-predicate tango: When a sentence lacks one of its two essential parts, it is called a sentence fragment. Like the flotsam I mentioned earlier, fragments are adrift, without clear direction or ...
Sometimes ‘Nazi’ Is the Right Word
TEL AVIV — “NAZI” is a short word. It has only two syllables, like “rac-ist” or “kill-er.” “Democracy,” on the other hand ... the government genuinely wants a peace accord and its members do not treat the Palestinians like “shrapnel ...
If Everyone Votes Yes, Is It Democracy?
In the 2012 constitution, the first sentence of the preamble included the words “Tahrir Square,” which do not ... But this is why voting is only a small part of what constitutes a democracy; since the revolution, Egypt has held seven fraud-free ...