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The Illusion of Meritocracy

We’ve been brought up to believe it, right? You work hard, go to school, and eventually you get your just rewards. The American dream. 2.2 kids a dog and a cat. Only now, that dream seems so out of reach. We’ve just … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Duty; A Citizen’s Responsibility

I was thinking the other day when I was reflecting on 9/11 about America’s place in the world. Specifically, I was thinking about our military. Finest, most well-trained bunch of people in the world. Of course, for some the military … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Crap Sandwich

Let’s not mince words. I have been agonizing over the results of the debt ceiling debate for several days.  One Congressman described it as a ‘Satan Sandwich’. I am now prepared to call it what it really is: a Satan … Continue reading

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The Art and Irony of Overreach

(Update: According to several sources it looks as if Walker may be compromising with Democrats on the collective bargaining rights. Presumably the pressure from the threat of recalls is making some Republican Senators reconsider their positions) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker … Continue reading

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Penalties Aren’t Taxes

Today in Virginia, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson struck down the compulsory insurance provision of the PPACA as unconstitutional. In particular, he noted that the “tax” for noncompliance was explicitly a penalty, according to the law as written, and thus … Continue reading

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The No Fear Zone

  On issues from taxation to social policy, from the environment to national security, from human rights to public safety, it seems all too easy to convince Americans to support causes contrary to their own interests. The common motivating factor … Continue reading

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Canaries and Coal Mines

Survey USA has just front-paged an astonishing poll showing Rand Paul‘s support plummeting by double digits, and Conway closing the gap to a statistical tie. The internals are especially fascinating… (and admittedly controversial.) You can see the poll results here: http://www.surveyusa.com/Continue reading

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