Author Archives: relevantmatters

About relevantmatters

I do research and writing about issues that are relevant to our lives -- such as politics, peace, health care, climate change, and advice to young people. For relief, I offer a few short fiction pieces.

Trump will have vast powers. He can thank Democrats for them.

Liberals liked executive authority as long as Obama wielded it. Now they’ve set a precedent. Continue reading

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Gun Control and Mass Killers

By Jerry A. Boggs | July 2016 In a campaign to stop the massacres in the U.S. – which have become shockingly routine – many Democrats want to ban certain kinds of assault rifles, such as the AK-47 and the … Continue reading

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“The Kidnapping” (A short story)

Things are done very differently in Temple. Continue reading

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Masters of Love

“They found that, in general, couples responded to each other’s good news in four different ways that they called: passive destructive, active destructive, passive constructive, and active constructive.” Continue reading

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“Swirling Away” (A short story)

What could shock you more than knowing you’re going to die in just a few seconds? Continue reading

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On Income Inequality

How many liberals see the need for out-reach programs to help low-income Americans learn how to save and invest for their future — to do as the wealthy do? Continue reading

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Why Barack Obama won twice (and why Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016)

What would happen if in his Inaugural Address President Obama had quoted another famous Democratic president: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Continue reading

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