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End The Electoral College

It’s not that there aren’t some good arguments in favor of the Electoral College. The problem is that, no matter what those good arguments are, whenever there is a mismatch between the candidate who wins the popular vote and the … Continue reading

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Reading for 7 Nov 2016

It is to deny what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us. And when they do, they will as naturally seek the … Continue reading

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On The “Unwinnable” Wars

For all their faults, one thing that the “unwinnable” wars like the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs had is a relatively clear definition of purpose. I know, for all intents and purposes, what the goal is in … Continue reading

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An Admission

An Admission: I was briefly distracted by concern over the “safe space” movement and the apparently increasing inability of (partially) college-educated students to tolerate dissenting opinions. Then I realized we have a presidential candidate leading the polls of a major … Continue reading

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Cry For Me Argentina

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s been few tyrants getting toppled in the world this year. I felt a little bit (just a little) for Gaddafi, having been dragged out from his hole or wherever he was hiding, and apparently … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day

It’s amazing to me how many of the same people who interpret magnificent details of nature as subtle evidence of God’s intelligent power can simultaneously discount the considerably more obvious evidence of human impact on nature.

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Economist Laffer on CNN: “Just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid … done by the government”

File under Boneheaded comments: http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/mediaplayer316.swf Economist Laffer on CNN: “[J]ust wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid … done by the government” | Media Matters for America

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