Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

By Bill Britton  President Biden’s American Recovery Plan totals $1.9 billion and included a minimum wage rise to $15 per hour, before the House of Representatives parliamentarian struck down the latter because of arcane procedural rules.  Let’s examine that $15 per hour minimum and put it in the context of today’s economic reality. At $15 … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Marty Baron, Washington Post Executive Editor, poses for a photo on February 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/ The Washington Post via Getty Images) "Marty" Baron is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 31, 2012, after having been editor of … Continue reading Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Donald Trump has offended every foreign country he's about to visit. International Business Times. May 21, 2017 By Bill Britton  As a humanist and progressive, I am an outlier in the social and political reality that exists in America today. You might well call me the antithesis of Trump and his minions. I don’t consider … Continue reading Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Open Letter to Elon Musk & SpaceX

SUBJECT: Of bees, humans, and satellites Dear Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk and all SpaceX Board Members, Officers, and Lead Investors, In 1962, when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, insects were so thick upon this Earth that you could not drive a car very far, anywhere in the world, without its windshield becoming splattered with their … Continue reading Open Letter to Elon Musk & SpaceX

Group Sues School Board Over Mask Mandate, Indian River County, FL.

Free Bing Image - School District of Indian River County A group called We The People Indian River County, led by Jennifer Pippin has filed a lawsuit against the SDIRC. Plaintiffs are parents Jennifer Pippin, Alexandra Nobregas, Nicole Campanelli and Sandy Campiglia. "We The People of Indian River County on behalf of the children and … Continue reading Group Sues School Board Over Mask Mandate, Indian River County, FL.

The Young Journalist Program Receives Third Consecutive Grant from the Joy Street Foundation.

The Young Journalist Organization of Indian River County, FL is pleased to announce its third generous “unrestricted” grant from the Joy Street Foundation, New Vernon, N.J. Warren “Kim” Kimber, Jr. and his wife Bobbie established the Joy Street Foundation to support education.  The foundation only makes contributions to preselected charitable organizations. In announcing their grant to … Continue reading The Young Journalist Program Receives Third Consecutive Grant from the Joy Street Foundation.

Veronica’s Brother Speaks Out.

Veronica Martinez Vorano My name is Alfredo Martínez Vorano, Veronica's only brother. My Sister was an excellent person, full of life and Loved by her family. Her death has left an immense pain in all of us, her parents, her son, her cousins ​​and uncles and her beloved nephew Valentín, a child to whom we … Continue reading Veronica’s Brother Speaks Out.

Cousins Respond to FRA’s Response to Brightline Fatality.

We are Natalia Vorano and Valeria Vorano, cousins of Verónica Martinez Vorano, who died on November 15, 2019 in Aventura, FL after a Brightline train hit her Mercedes SUV. We live in  Argentina. We appreciate that finally and after 9 months, since the letter that kindly send Mr. Thomas Hardy trying to help in getting some … Continue reading Cousins Respond to FRA’s Response to Brightline Fatality.

Indian River, FL Charter High School Junior Oboist Wins Dewey “Teacher of Inspiration” Essay for Orchestra Director.

In November, 2020 Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) student Sarah Ward decided to enter the Dewey Awards Essay “Teacher of Inspiration” Competition on a whim.  The Dewey Awards are financed by Charter School Capital and are submitted on a voluntary basis.  The entries were written to recognize the contribution of a mentor teacher who has inspired … Continue reading Indian River, FL Charter High School Junior Oboist Wins Dewey “Teacher of Inspiration” Essay for Orchestra Director.

5G Towers are Popping Up. Latest Developments.

Here are recent developments at the federal, state and local level regarding the "performance or usage of 5G in the U.S." Federal developments A lawsuit by the Environmental Health Trust against the FCC continues in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Brief is at Environmental Health Trust v. FCC, No. 20-1025 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2020).  … Continue reading 5G Towers are Popping Up. Latest Developments.