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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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The Jilted Voter

The “Tea Party” voters are people who have been jilted by one of America’s major political parties and never felt wanted, or at home, in the other party. They largely overlap the “Reagan Democrats” but became more frustrated as they

Posted in Blue-collar, culture wars, education, Environment, Politics, Racism, Tea Party

Who, Indeed

In a recent Washington Post column, Richard Cohen asks intriguing questions about President Obama, “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs? “Unfortunately, too many people are now asking these questions. But, it might be a little late. The

Posted in Contest of Ideas, Leadership, Media, Politics

Archie and the Pharisees

Archie Bunker, of All in the Family could go down as the most damaging fictional character in American history. Before Archie, the image of the working family was, in part tied to G.I. Joe and Rosie the riveter. These people

Posted in Government Programs, Politics, Racism

Your Money and Your Life

Forty-five years ago, as a college undergraduate about to enter the workforce, I received an offer from an insurance company that didn’t make much sense. There were two parts to the offer, In return for a substantial portion of my

Posted in Government Programs, Politics

About those “Death Panels”

The excitement over the feeling of having caught Sarah Palin” in error about the so-called “Death Panels” is amazing to behold. It is true that there are no “death panels’ in the health care bill. The elderly and the handicapped

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