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A Double Standard in Music

by Bob Branco During the Christmas holiday season, a group of protesters encouraged a Cleveland radio station to stop playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. Many of you are familiar with that song. It’s about a man trying to convince his…

Should Blind Students be Mainstreamed?

blind students in class

by Bob Branco There seems to be an ongoing discussion about whether blind students should attend private schools for the blind or be mainstreamed in public school. Being that I spent several years in a local elementary school sight-saving class…

Should Marriage be Privatized?

by Bob Branco For a long time, couples who want to get married in this country have been required to obtain a state marriage license. This policy has been in effect since the establishment of the marriage tax. Prior to…

Texting While Driving

by Bob Branco People love to text. That’s obvious. It is a fast and convenient way to communicate with smart phones, as well as other forms of modern technology. It is wonderful. As is the case with other recent inventions,…

Voter Apathy in the United States

by Bob Branco It’s happening everywhere. More and more people are staying home on Election Day. Our right to vote is either watered down or rejected, and this makes me very sad. When I hear about these low voter turnouts,…

On Panhandling

by Bob Branco In the city where I live, there are lots of panhandlers who stand on street corners, in parking lots and on highway exit ramps. Some even bring their chairs and bask in the sun while soliciting money…

Talking Over an Audio Presentation

by Bob Branco Have you ever tried to listen to a presentation, a movie, or anything else that interests you, only to be surrounded by people who would rather talk? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Being blind, I rely on my…