Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold retired in 1997 after 12 years on the staff of US Senator John Glenn. She previously served three terms on the Kent (Ohio) Board of Education. In retirement she is active with the Kent Environmental Council and sits on the board of Family & Community Services of Portage County. Her Letters From Washington has been published as an e-Book by the Knowledge Bank of the Ohio State University Library.  E-mail: csarnold@neo.rr.com

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Sunday, May 18, 2003
Let's Talk...
You buttered my toast on the wrong side. my son, aged four, 1969 From the Middle Ages onward Western literature contains occasional references to curious objects called `rat-kings.' Considered edifying natural wonders like two-headed calves, they were displayed at fairs, and people deemed it worth...
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Sunday, April 20, 2003
Rhetoric of 'Compassion' Painfully Empty
This year the day of reckoning for national income taxes fell during Holy Week, as Christians celebrated the Passion of Jesus, who taught that we should love one another -- even our enemies -- be merciful, and help the poor and the least among us. This is also a year when a self-proclaimed...
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Sunday, April 06, 2003
Grand Plans Aside, It's Time to End the War
"Hey! Your end of the boat is leaking" That's something we've got to stop saying to one another, said former Congressman Dennis Eckart in a recent speech at Kent State University. He was speaking about the problems of economic development in northeast Ohio, but it's instructive to apply the idea to...
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Friday, March 07, 2003
Pledging Allegiance, Declaring Independence
Last month a San Francisco Court of Appeals refused to reverse the 2002 ruling of a lower court that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. Attorney General John Ashcroft immediately leaped to the defense of "under God". "For centuries our nation has referenced God...
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Sunday, February 23, 2003
No Winners Possible in Bush's Game of War
"The game is over," says Bush about Iraq. What game? Hide & Seek? Cowboys & Indians? Oil & Evil? Saddam & George? Twenty years ago, when we first had C-64s and believed they would miraculously transform our lives, I attended a demonstration of the powers and limitations of computers...
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Thursday, February 06, 2003
We’re Americans -- For Goodness Sake
"It's the price of exploration. But we're Americans, for goodness sake. .... the descendant[s] of pioneers. This is what Americans do." -- William Fisher (former astronaut) Houston Space Center, February 4, 2003 On January 28, 1986, within minutes of the appearance of TV images of the Challenger's...
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Sunday, January 19, 2003
Time To Stand Up Against Bullying War Talk
We don't know what Bush really knows about Iraq's military capabilities, but his relentless pursuit of a pre-emptive strike on Iraq suggests that he is confident that Iraq can't do much damage to the U.S., to our armed forces, or to our comfortable, secure lifestyle. And it is evident that even...
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Sunday, January 05, 2003
Can I See Another's Woe?
Can I see another's woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, And not seek for kind relief? ... No, no! never can it be Never, never can it be William Blake, 1757-1827 One of my responsibilities in Senator Glenn's office was drafting responses to letters from schoolchildren. Most...
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
Remote Control War A Deadly Game
Would you like a different outcome to the Vietnam War? You can buy a video simulation game called Escalation and try. Want to become a skilled sniper? You can do that for free. "America's Army", an online video game developed by the Army, is available free online or from recruiting offices. It...
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Friday, September 06, 2002
Entrusting the World to Supermen
Faster than a speeding Google-search, more powerful than the oil lobby, able to leap to judgment in a single bound! Ready to deal with any local, national or global issue! Instantly knowledgeable about all historical, current and future events! Able to discern hype, spin, bias, misinformation,...
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