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A Dangerous Idea


Those who live in the world of ideas like to think ideas have consequences. A dangerous idea is being promulgated which could have very unpleasant consequences in November. This is the idea that should President Obama lose his reelection bid

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Posted in Politics, Presidency, Race and Politics, Racism

Facts and Elections


My first reaction to the selection of Paul Ryan as Vice-Presidential nominee was similar to the views of many others. Ryan is a policy wonk and we can now have a serious national discussion about entitlements. While there are many

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency

Some Thoughts


Some thoughts on various things: Anger and Humor The Republicans keep reacting to every Democratic hyperbole with anger. That is the wrong approach. Humor is more effective than anger. I suggest the Republican side produce a commercial with the tag

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Posted in Elections, Media, Politics

Trayvon and The Democrats


Democrats and some media (MSNBC, for example) are rushing into the Trayvon Martin case as if it is an unalloyed political gift for Democrats and progressives. While it may help some Democratic office holders, it has the potential to be

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Posted in Elections, Race and Politics

Election Laws


Election laws are a matter of life and death for a political party. If you want to understand how they feel about the electoral process, ignore their flowery speeches and look at the changes they propose or oppose in election

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Posted in Elections, Maryland Politics, Politics

Thoughts on 2012


Some thoughts on where we are and the coming political campaign: The United States The U.S. is still in a slowdown. More layoffs are happening and the “softer” unemployment numbers (like retirees) are growing. This will continue to dampen spending

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency, Uncategorized

Now is the Time


Many people would like to see a certain woman run for President against Barack Obama. No, not Sarah Palin … Hillary Clinton. One of the earliest articles about Hillary opposing Obama in the Democratic primaries was published in Salon on

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency

2012 Long Shot?


“There is a special providence for drunkards, fools, and the United States of America.” attributed to Otto Von Bismarck   With the withdrawal of Tim Pawlenty from the Republican Presidential race, the weeding out process begins. One candidate still barely

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Posted in Politics, Presidency

Budget Vaporware


Actual products have virtues and faults. Promised products are perfect. In the computer industry, machinery (hardware) and programs (software), as delivered, are real. Promised products (Vaporware) are full of air until they become actual products. A few decades ago, vaporware

Posted in Elections, Government, Politics

Enough


Quotes from Edmund Burke “There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.” “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the publick to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Observations

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Posted in Contest of Ideas, culture wars, Politics, Religion
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