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My Turn: Regressing to a new normal

...the constant stream of TSA warnings we hear at airports, it's seems to be more about conditioning us in the manner George Orwell predicted in his novel "1984." One look at the ultra-surveillance state now operating out of the nation's capital...
Sports Quote

...the shooting... there are quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roars of infuriated spectators.- George Orwell (The Sporting Spirit)
Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...R. Martin8. "The Wise Man's Fear," by Patrick Rothfuss9. "Good Omens," by Neil Gaiman10. "1984," by George Orwell? For the week ended Sunday, Aug. 11. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest...
My Turn: The 'Russicans' are here; we can see them from our houses

...between them in a three-shot. 'Loooook Veektor, trektor!' yells Ludmilla. 'Iz fine trektor!' yells Viktor." George Orwell thought our governments would watch us through our TV sets. Then Ray Bradbury theorized Orwell was wrong. TV wouldn't...
Losing the war is winning

George Orwell, call your office. You can add to your list of opposites ("war is peace," "ignorance is strength" and "freedom is slavery...
1984 all over again

In George Orwell's book, "1984," the government of Big Brother created a language, "doublespeak," to explain and legitimize any of its...
'Big Brother' is almost here

In his eerily farsighted book "1984," George Orwell describes a society in which privacy is unknown, slavish obedience a given, and nonconformity the ultimate enemy of the state...
1984 plus 23

The corrupt fascist criminal secret-police state, described by George Orwell in "1984," was begun by the Reagan regime before 1984 and has reached its apex under the Cheney-Bush regime. Sound off on...
My Turn: Fluoridation makes a big difference

The issue of water fluoridation is controversial. For some, the idea smacks of Big Brother from George Orwell's "1984." It gets people's hackles up - "Who said you could put fluoride in my water?" Sound off on the important issues...
No right to free speech

"We have now sunk to the depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men," George Orwell said. Come on, folks, if you must write letters to the editor, make a better attempt to get the basic facts correct...


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