Articles and Essays

MOSCOW PULLMAN DAILY NEWS NEO-NAZIS HAVE PERVERTED ORIGINAL SWASTIKA (Hemlata Vasavada)

  In an election year of negativity and Fake News there are many false perceptions. While I can’t change them, for my last column as Town Crier, I hope to clarify misconceptions about the Swastika. The symbol has been in the news because of alleged association of Steve Bannon (Donald Trump’s adviser) with White Supremacists. … Continue reading

Articles and Essays

The Entangled Relationship of Money, Politics

TOWN CRIER—MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS April 7, 2016 THE ENTANGLED RELATIONSHIP OF MONEY AND ELECTIONS Hemlata Vasavada Centuries ago Aristotle described three types of governments–one ruler, few rulers, and many rulers who are benevolent (Kingship, Aristocracy or Polity) or malevolent (Tyranny, Oligarchy and Democracy—now termed Mobocracy). Democracy originates from the words “demos” (people) and “kratia” (power). … Continue reading

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Articles: Book Review

GODDESS OF FIRE by Bharti Kirchner; Severn House/First World Publishing; 288 pages; Feb 2016; $17.95 Paperback; $29.95 Hardcover Most experts on writing advise authors to find their special skills and hone their talent in that genre. But Bharti Kirchner has defied that rule. She left her job in computer systems management to pursue writing and … Continue reading

Articles and Essays

Moscow Pullman Daily News–Town Crier: Gun Regulations and Immigration Reform

Gun regulations and immigration reforms are seemingly unrelated, yet connected issues. According to a Justice Department report, foreign gangs buy illegal armaments. It benefits gun manufacturers and retailers, not average Americans. On the other hand, undocumented workers are employed in agricultural and construction sectors. It helps those businesses and their consumers. Although discussions about firearms … Continue reading