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Bear Kosik's evaluation of the state of democracy in the USA, Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People, was published on March 30, 2016. His novels, novella, and full-length plays are available on Amazon and Smashwords. Bear also writes short fiction, essays, and poetry published in a variety of journals, anthologies, and websites and has ghosted biographies and memoirs. Several of his short plays have been presented at off-off-Broadway venues.

B.A., International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
ABD, Comparative Politics, Johns Hopkins University (received conditional pass on dissertation defense)
J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University


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Trump at Skidmore College Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (4 comments)     

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The Real Trump Card Donald Trump is doing what his supporters want. He is doing this purposefully to demonstrate that his supporters are way off base.

Tulips, Washington Park, Albany NY Monday, November 21, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Dueling Values: Lessons from the Hamilton Contretemps The Hamilton cast's statement was ironic on several levels. That's what happens when one claims the high ground when your rivals aren't even climbing the same hill.

Burro, Red Rock Canyon Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Progressive Hypocrisy Just how accepting, inclusive, and truth-seeking are progressives when they refuse to accept, include, and believe Trump's supporters?

Columbine Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Why Almost Everyone Was Wrong Anyone looking at Donald Trump logically rather than emotionally could have seen over a year ago that he was going to win the nomination and probably the general election.

cover art Friday, November 4, 2016 (2 comments)     

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The Grains of Truth So much ink and so many pixels have been spilled going back and forth regarding the qualities of the major-party candidates for POTUS. Their worst characteristics, however, are the source of their success.

Red Rock Canyon area Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (7 comments)     

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The Death Knell of Representative Democracy in the USA The USA is headed for disaster as long as voters believe they have only two choices for president in this election. Our only hope as a nation from falling further into plutocracy is to send the decision to the House of Representatives.

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Monday, October 24, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Assange's Believe It or Not! Given how ridiculous political discourse between the two major party candidates for POTUS has been, more people ought to seriously think about a third way.

Grand Canyon, south rim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (2 comments)     

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One Way Out The who-haw over Donald Trump's remarks underscores the extent to which the media are playing with people in this election. It is imperative the people seize this opportunity to reject the continued domination of the two major parties and participate in their own governance.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Five years and...? Organizationally and popularly, the progressive concerns espoused by Occupy Wall Street have not matured or developed along lines to be of any use to actually result in the change needed to fix what is wrong in the USA.

Strange Weather Thursday, April 7, 2016 (31 comments)     

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The Withering Away of Rights on the Left How are we supposed to move forward if political discourse has become nearly impossible? Vocabulary, issues, goals are all perpendicular to each other. Our only hope is for the most reasonable people to start putting their feet down and insisting everyone begin to start talking the same language.

Money Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (5 comments)     

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A Little Respect: Films at Eleven Do we really want to defend freedom of speech and expression for movie makers whose goal is really to make money? Is that what civil liberties are there for?

Immigration Rally Thursday, November 13, 2014 (4 comments)     

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The Alarm Has Sounded How did we get to this point in American politics? What can the Democrats do to win back the American people?

Monday, October 29, 2012     

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Our Time Is Now The Choice Americans Face Could Not Be Clearer

South Rim Saturday, June 30, 2012 (1 comments)     

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How? Be Honest, Open, and Willing How do we move forward this election year to see change in the American political system.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 (7 comments)     

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Plan of Action The author has touched a nerve not only with the Occupy movement but also the Tea Party and Dr. Paul supporters. All over an attempt to debate the merits of contending courses of action.

Friday, June 15, 2012 (7 comments)     

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A Developmental Educator's Plan to Address America's Political Problems The chief complaint by outsiders regarding the Occupy movement is that it hasn't tried to move into the mainstream to realize the change the movement has identified as needed in this country. A plan has been offered to take care of this issue and it will be presented at the National Gathering in Philadelphia in three weeks.

St. Stephen's, Wien Sunday, January 8, 2012 (3 comments)     

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What Is to Be Done? Time to pause and acknowledge that everyone on the progressive left needs to unite if we want to achieve change in America.

Mountain Stream Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (5 comments)     

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Stuck in the Mud: The Ultimate Outsider's View of the Occupy Movement Reflections on the process of trying to bring change to America when the most significant change agent at present refuses to engage with anyone but their own.

Snow Globe Tuesday, December 20, 2011 (4 comments)     

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Pre, Post and Presently Occupied by Snow Globes An expression of concern for the Occupy movement's continued failure to interact with the 99 percent they claim to represent.

Daffodil Sunday, December 18, 2011 (1 comments)     

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The Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action The Occupy movement is treading water. The Proposed Petition is meant to be the next step, a document that summarizes the principles, grievances, redress sought, and action needed that the occupiers have identified but not moved forward with. The next step requires the agreement of the 99 percent. We need to ask everyone in this country, one by one, if they are ready for change.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 (2 comments)     

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My "Legal" Marriage: Now Define Excited The debate about marriage equality doesn't just bring into question the definition of marriage but also the definition of being gay in America.

Friday, December 16, 2011 (1 comments)     

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Waiting in the Examining Room Reflections on a post-op visit to a surgeon's office

Thursday, December 15, 2011 (3 comments)     

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The Occupy Movement Needs to Take the Next Step The rationale for why the occupiers everywhere need to consider the Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action and take the next, simple, essential step toward fundamental change in America.