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March 9, 2020

 Saipan — In a book published in 1884, Herbert Spencer wrote that the “mischiefs wrought by uninstructed lawmaking, enormous in their amount as compared with those caused by uninstructed medical treat...

February 15, 2020

 Saipan — So far, the news headlines here are about the Public School System’s funding woes; unhappy teachers who are on the verge of staging protest actions; lawmakers critical of the governor; gover...

January 7, 2020

Saipan— Some of the Northern Marianas’ high school seniors were asked recently if they plan to return to the islands after graduating from college.

I don’t see the point of that question.

We’re talking...

December 23, 2019

 Saipan — The last time I experienced the Christmas holidays in Manila was 26 years ago. Which means that I’ve already lived half of my life, so far, on “foreign land” — the Marianas, which ceased to...

November 7, 2019


  Clearly, democracy is ridiculous and politics is senseless, but there are many people who...

October 7, 2019

Saipan — Say something obvious. Say it because no one in his or her right mind will dispute it. “We should always think about the children, the youth and their future.” Who will say no to that?

You sho...

September 5, 2019

Saipan — After Typhoon Soudelor battered the island in Aug. 2015, someone complained, on Facebook, that the most horrible thing that had ever happened to her life (she was in high school at the time I...

August 4, 2019

 “None of the Robespierres of the world knew how to make a pencil, yet they wanted to remake entire societies.” — Lawrence W. Reed

Saipan — A concerned citizen asks, “Considering the high costs of...

July 7, 2019

 Saipan — When it comes to politics and the government, many us believe that what’s happening now should be the worst thing ever. Not a lot of us care for history, and what we can’t Google probably ne...

June 4, 2019

 Saipan — If all you read (or watch) are news stories, you may wonder why the world has not yet ended. Airplane crashes. Hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons/tornados. Forest fires. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Oil...

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