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Pushing Back…Peacefully

The group alleged to have plotted to wage war on the Federal Government has asked for public defenders.  Not that they are not entitled.  That the principle of a fair trial trumps the particulars of the alleged offense was best … Continue reading

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Up or Down

Damn the torpedoes!  We want an up or down vote on health care. Thus spake our President as he bludgeoned, er, encouraged Congress to move forward on health care.  Part of me, perhaps the not-so-noble part, hopes that happens.  There … Continue reading

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To Drown a Frog

I believe in straightforward thinking.  Not simplistic, mind you.  Some things are complex enough to require sophisticated analysis.  Quantum mechanics comes to mind.  Other things will never be explained satisfactorily, such as what my wife really means when she says … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from Government to You

An Open Letter from The Government to You: It breaks my heart to see Tea Parties springing up all over America–the America I made great.  Ungrateful dogs.  Everything I have done is for you, my friend.  Each “intrusion,” a favorite … Continue reading

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Tea, Anyone?

When I was a kid, we studied the original Boston Tea Party.  I remember envisioning the protesters dumping tons of ground leaves into the harbor and wondering what a mess that must have been.  We thought, rightly, that the act … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Bottomless Debt

I love John Prine.  If you never heard of him, you have missed one of the best songwriters ever.  His ability to turn life’s joys, sorrows, and ironies into song is awe-inspiring.  People to whom I introduce his music invariably … Continue reading

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The Cognitively-Challenged Vampire

My wife, Cindy, watches vampire movies.  Though not a fan myself, I have managed to absorb the story line running through most of them as I sit on the couch pretending to do something else.  First, of course, there are … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Corporation?

Many of my friends are upset that the Supreme Court has stood up for freedom of speech for corporations.  Their argument seems to be that letting corporations influence legislators freely will lead to bad outcomes.  The yelling “fire” in a … Continue reading

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Stossel on Rand

…when the Barney Franks and the Nancy Pelosis of this world no longer have a cookie jar in which to grub for goodies, we will have reached the final chapter. Continue reading

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Capitalism’s Horn of Plenty

It is easy to get vexed about government interference in the economy. What is not so easy, or so it appears, is to explain why free markets are better for everyone. Well, everyone except the people who benefit from crony … Continue reading

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