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BURYING OUR DEAD

The pattern is painfully familiar. A gunman slaughters innocents in a school, a workplace, a church, a mall. Opposing sides take up the usual positions, blaming the other for not accepting common sense solutions or deriding the other side’s solutions as lacking common sense. We await the funerals, the shedding of tears, the moments of silence and retreat back to our corners once the dead are buried. We secretly hope the discussion will reside, because deep down we know the

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Capitalism Vs Collectivism

Free market capitalism is not a political ideology. It’s a practical belief that an economy thrives when a free market, via the laws of supply and demand, is allowed to set prices and wages, not government intervention. Adherents of free market capitalism believe that excessive government interference in free markets chokes investment, innovation and economic opportunity.

Leftist

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THE TRAGEDIES OF TRUMP

The election of Donald Trump has wrought great tragedy within America. Some of it was entirely predictable, some of it disappointing but not wholly surprising.  Tragic nonetheless.

Since Trump’s shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, we have seen the slow dissolution and dismantling of at least two of America’s most powerful and important institutions.

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THE COMING ELECTRIC CAR FIASCO

Buyers of electric cars do so for a variety of reasons.  For some, it’s a carbon-free way to get around town without damaging the environment.  For others, it’s purely economic: No more gasoline to buy.  Others are intrigued by the technology.

But whatever ones reasons for going electric – save the planet or save a few bucks – the potential for both

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RASHOMON

Former Acting CIA Director Mike Morell made the following observation in an interview withh Politico the other day:

“When Hugo Chavez first got elected there was no political opposition. It had faded away. There was no opposition leader to stand up and paint a different future for Venezuela, one that challenged Chavez’s future. And, as a result of there being

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WAVING IT ALL AWAY

It happens every time we participate in a parade or convoy: Hundreds of people along the route, waving at the vehicles as they pass. It happened again yesterday in a charity toy run as several hundred Harley’s and Jeeps followed a slow circuitous route around the city.  From sidewalks and front porches, they smiled and waved as the procession passed, many

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

For over 100 years now the United States Congress has been shedding its responsibility as a governing body and assigning actual responsibility for managing the U.S. government to a smorgasbord of federal agencies.  Rather than attempting the impossible task of expecting 535 men and women who hate each other to manage the affairs of 325 million people, Congress

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WELCOME TO ADVICE AND DISSENT

We live in a perilous age. Political and cultural tribalism threaten to render America ungovernable.  The culture of the nation is undergoing vast and profound change.  In such times it is incumbent upon the people to make their voices heard, to advise elected officials on the will of the people and, when necessary, dissent when government goes astray.

America’s Founding Fathers

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A COUP IN THE MAKING

Donald Trump was not supposed to win the 2016 presidential election, a contest Hillary Clinton was supposed to handily win.  The Obama agenda of fundamental transformation was to continue unimpeded.

It’s important to understand what that transformation was supposed to be and how the shock election of Donald Trump threatens to completely derail it.  Since its founding America’s social and economic structure

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