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Rodger Knight is a retired probation officer and amateur historian with a particular interest in the Depression and war years. He has a BA in English and History from Cal State University, San Bernardino and, for two years, was a graduate student specializing in physiological psychology at the Claremont Graduate School. He lives in Southern California with his two political advisers, Max, the Basset Hound and Burt, the Golden Retriever both hard-core, New Deal Democrats.

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 18, 2011
A Short History of Glass-Steagall and the Result of Its Murder Glass-Steagall protected us from some, but not all, excesses by a financial system in which excess had become endemic and greed had become a virtue. George Santayana warned that if we don't remember the past we're doomed to repeat it. Sadly, as humans we aren't very good at remembering the past. As it was once described to me, we seem to have only a generational memory and, thus, are doomed to make the same mistakes...
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Global Warming, It's Not political and It's Not Complicated How our planet creates and regulates climate, as opposed to weather, is a tremendously complex process but how excessive emissions of greenhouse gases, the largest concentration of the gasses being carbon dioxide (CO2), causes the planet to warm isn't.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Sobering New Numbers on Global Warming Causes and scope of anthropogenic climate change.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 16, 2011
A Short Observation on The Latest News on Poverty: The disturbing trend in poverty in America.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 7, 2011
Franklin Roosevelt Explains Today's Economic Crisis A discussion of conditions in the 1920s and their relevance today
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 26, 2011
Twenty-five Percent of Very Young Children in America Are Living In Poverty Some thoughts on poverty in America
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2011
This Was My Democratic Party; I Don't Recognize These New Guys The men who made the Democratic party great and those who control it now.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Franklin Roosevelt Explains Today's Economic Crisis (Part 2) President Obama doesn't understand that the Wall Street fat cats from whom he gets his economic advice and direction aren't his friends.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2011
Republicans Tell the Fed "Don't help America" Republican leaders threaten Fed
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2011
Bachmann's Picks For Mt Rushmore Michelle's numbers drop but she still entertains.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2011
Blue Meanies Attack Pepperland Again And Again And Again. . . . By 1931 tens of thousands of New Yorkers had been evicted from their homes. Some moved in with friends or family but others had no place to go. When shanty towns sprung up along the East River, the Hudson, and in Central Park, they were quickly nicknamed Hoovervilles, after then president Herbert Hoover.