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The Thinking Behind the Second Ammendment


Recently, many of us may have seen a video of a straight-faced man in a small video suggesting that the whole institution of slavery might have been avoided had slaves had guns to protect themselves.  This was a silly spot … Continue reading

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Norquist 2012: Fade to Grey Specter?


I have long questioned the ability of an ideological sophist (lobbyist) to influence (blackmail) the representatives of we, the people, to vote against the interests of the people in order to remain our representatives.  The people’s house, the house of … Continue reading

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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa


Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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I am a Christian because it is the one true religion


NOT! It has long been a mystery to me how the leading proponents of conservatism so closely align themselves with religious fundamentalists and “cognitive dissonance” of belief.  There are many intellectuals of the right who are, perhaps, deists, Manicheans, Christians, Jews, … Continue reading

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American Democracy: The Illusion and the Truth


Money, democracy, and Oligarchy. the hidden hand of power http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/10/2011102683719370179.html

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Restricting Political Speech: How to Silence the Citizen


How states are restricting political speech  By George F. Will, Published: February 1, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Dina Galassini does not seem to pose a threat to Arizona’s civic integrity. But the government of this desert community believes that you cannot be too careful. And state law … Continue reading

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The Dilemma Drug of Legalization


I have always admired George Will for the precision and focus of his arguments.   Whether I agree or disagree with his position is besides the point; his analyses of many issues are difficult to rebut. – Carlos The drug … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: The Republican’s Social-Darwinist Budget Plan


For those with curious bent Social Darwinism may seem to be a fuzzy concept.  So, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism provides a (relatively) non-technical explanation.  We know that arctic hares that are white in the winter turn brown in the summer.  Those that do the opposite … Continue reading

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Rep Allen West, (R) Florida’s Controversial Representative


Well, sometimes it takes a little looking to find an approximation of the truth.  Allen West, republican congressman from Florida has been accused of some inflammatory statements during Black History Month.  Not that Rep West is pure as driven snow. … Continue reading

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Oops! Krugman Explains Who Actually Gets Welfare


Moochers Against Welfare By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: February 16, 2012, COMMENTS (716) First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement. Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional … Continue reading

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