Marc Yacht

Marc YachtNovember 29, 2015

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Underneath the candidate smears that are so much a part of local and national politics, there are a number of critical issues that leave both Republicans and Democrats too far apart. Party posturing aside there is substance to both sides of each concern but an inability for friendly if not effective bipartisan discussion. The elephants […]

Marc YachtNovember 18, 2015

6min168
Being a strong imperial power offers no guarantee of continued existence.  Ask any Mayan whose empire survived 3,500 years. They sit alongside the Roman, British, Spanish and Mongol empires. The French faced the revolution with Madame Defarge knitting while the People’s Court sentenced French nobility to death. One cannot ignore the Russian revolution and the […]

Marc YachtOctober 26, 2015

6min266
As a child I loved the circus. Back then, they were still pitching tents. The circus wagons led by the elephants rolled through town. There was no talk of animal rights, liability, minimal safety codes, and onerous regulations for permits. Ringling had yet to merge with Barnum and Bailey, and Clyde Beatty still had an […]

Marc YachtOctober 6, 2015

6min201
Oregon’s Umpqua Community College erupted in gunfire leaving 10 dead and 7 wounded. The gunman, Chris Harper Mercer, 26, took his own life. Peculiar to this shooting, the gunman murdered people who confirmed they were Christians. Those who said they were not were wounded. The gunman’s connection to the college is unclear. President Barack Obama quickly […]

Marc YachtSeptember 28, 2015

6min238
The welfare system is crashing, healthcare is broken and the politicians are paralyzed by personal attacks and inaction. Roads, bridges, municipal sewer, water systems, and electrical power capacity need attention. Urban areas are starved for high capacity speed transit and operating transportation systems are in dire need of upgrade and repair. Public schools are underfunded […]

Marc YachtSeptember 21, 2015

5min163
Teen pregnancy rates for girls 15 to 19 years old have fallen in the United States in direct relation to extensive preventive efforts. Those efforts include discussions about responsible sexual behavior, birth control pills, IUDs, the patch, abstention, vaginal rings, injectable birth control and the extensive network of family planning and women’s health services. Local […]


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