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Archive By Author - Joan King


King: We keep enabling our political problems

What do we mean when we say someone is an "enabler?"

July 23, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: There's more to being human than gender

Could the first Man be a woman?

July 09, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Learning to love the weeds

I've just discovered gardening!

June 25, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: We all have a voice in our health care

The first mistake was calling it Obamacare.

Apparently that moniker was coined by Hillary Clinton back in 2008 when she ran against Barack Obama in the primaries. She called her own plan Clintoncare. We're talking about national health coverage. Why not call it that? Because the name is politically neutral -- neither a rallying cry for one side nor a cudgel for the other.

June 11, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: When risk needs to be taken seriously

Americans are risk takers.

May 28, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Root of gun violence can be found in human brain

Last week, NPR announced that a bullet had been successfully fired from a plastic gun. The big news is this: The gun came from a 3-D printer. So much for gun control, for background checks and any other measure to reduce the number of easily available handguns in the nation.

May 14, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Our world is facing traumatic stress

Almost everyone knows what post-traumatic stress disorder is. Just to be clear: PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur when an individual under goes a sudden trauma.

April 30, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Preserving views for others we can’t see on our own

My husband and I are part owners of family property. Since we are the only family members living in Georgia, the cellphone people came to us when they began looking for a new tower location in this area.

April 16, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Defining the nature of our reality

I always read the Rev. Billy Graham's column when it appears in the paper. He is about as fundamentalist as they come, but I find I often agree with him, if I translate his statements from his simple one-dimensional language to something deeper and more universal.

April 02, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: ‘Policy’ turns us against each other

Our culture is making us sick.

March 19, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Nuke recycling plan is a disaster

If you want to reduce government spending, you have to know where the money goes and why. I'm not an economist, but I am a nuke watcher. I'm on the board of Nuclear Watch South and linked with other nuclear watch groups around the country.

March 05, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: It's time for an honest look at death

"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be around when it happens." - Woody Allen

February 19, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: How should a society raise its children?

I'm rereading Aldus Huxley's "Brave New World." It was published the year I was born and is considered to be one of the best novels of the 20th century.

February 05, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: To remain civilized, we must talk to each other

If our nation is really in trouble, if it's really "going to hell in a hand-basket" as some say, it isn't the fault of any other nation, or of a global organization like al-Qaida. It isn't the fault of President Barack Obama, or the media, immigrants, terrorists or Islam. It's the fault of the American people, you and me!

January 22, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: To find answers, first ask the right questions

During an interview on NPR, a UUC minister said of many Christians, "They keep giving me answers to questions I never asked."

January 08, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


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King: Politics keeps us short-sighted

Human nature has changed little over time, but human behavior has. We no longer burn heretics at the stake or torture animals for sport ... well, not the way we did in the past. At least today we pay lip service to social justice and the rule of law.

October 21, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


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