Monthly Archives: August 2015

Trump: Unlimited Hypocrisy

Trump says he will not eat Oreos again because the company is moving some of its production facilities to Mexico. I wonder if he refuses to buy any of the high-priced ties he imports under his own name from China? … Continue reading

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Turn America into a Defensive Fortress

Hannity on Fox News says we should deport all illegal immigrants and build walls the length of our borders with Mexico and Canada. The bizarre, incredibly irrational right wing is amazing. They are against government spending, yet propose these two … Continue reading

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Messy Democracy

Democracy is undoubtedly the least efficient form of government imaginable. Tyranny is probably the most efficient but its cost is horrible. Democracy, messy though it may be, is the one system of government which comes closest to embodying justice. The … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Ol’ Sam Pufendorf

A German writer made his point quite accurately: Our politicians “being divided into factions, they are more concerned to ruin their rivals than to follow the dictates of reason.” That seems a disastrous state of affairs, when political leaders value … Continue reading

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Lincoln and the Republicans

In an blog post a few minutes ago, I mentioned some of our national heroes, including my own favorite, Abraham Lincoln. Let me note a quick thought as I ponder dear ol’ Abe. I notice that the Republican party frequently … Continue reading

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Removing a Painting of Jesus from a Public School

A public school in Kansas recently removed a painting of Jesus from a hallway because of a complaint from a group advocating separation of church and state. Such an deed is emblematic of a very serious cultural problem in America. … Continue reading

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A Shrine in Bangkok

A few years ago I sat for an hour or so on a bench in an outdoor Hindu shrine in Bangkok. In front of me was a golden statue of a Hindu god, five or six feet high and surrounded … Continue reading

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