Category Archives: Politics

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2008: States of War (Final review)

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] Oh. This IS nasty business. If you thought INTOXICATION (Winter 2013 issue) was an unpleasant topic “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”. Winter 2008: States Of War is Lewis Lapham’s first issue and he … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action: Is it a Necessity Today?

Originally posted on Black Conservative Independent: The White Sheep of the Black Community:
Many people believe that Affirmative Action is needed in today’s society, I myself think it is no longer relevant or needed. At one point in time is…

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A Frustrated Republican

[Categories: VOTING, POLITICS, CONSERVATISM.] [Following is an email received from a California friend, critical thinker, and frustrated voter.  Feel free to reblog or email his message as you see fit.] Dear Voter  I have had an increasing sense that the … Continue reading

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Credit, Debt, Cyprus, oh my!

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(Categories: ECONOMICS, DEBT, CREDIT) Sunrise or sunset on the economy? Keep an eye on your bank account. Through the labyrinth of internet blogging I came upon a post about Credit so well written that even I think I understand it, … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for the Nanny State by Sarah Conly

[Categories: POLITICS, Conservative Thought.] From the pages of the New York Times today: OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Three Cheers for the Nanny State BY SARAH CONLY Give me a 32-ounce soda or give me death! Seriously? Or, copy and paste this URL … Continue reading

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We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

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Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book… carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed … Continue reading

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I Love Sarah (updated)

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Well, I LIKE Sarah. Palin, that is. I just stumbled upon this news item about her speech at CPAC: Palin re-emerges to lash GOP establishment and Obama alike Lest I forget my conservative and evermore conservatarian roots I had to … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future

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I’m playing catch-up on this one.  It is the favorite Quarterly of a scholarly, well-read friend.  Lewis Lapham waxes eloquent in his introductory preamble Kingdom Come.  A few excerpts: “President Obama appears before the congregations of the Democratic faithful as … Continue reading

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SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

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SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) … Continue reading

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T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

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The WSJ Opinion Page has a good article on Obama’s SOTU (State Of The Union) proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.  It has facts (what a novel idea), but as a friend often reminds … Continue reading

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Politics and the Brain

A fellow blogger I follow, conservative judging from her posts, recently posted this reference: Red brain, blue brain: Republicans & Democrats Process Risk Differently “A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts … Continue reading

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T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama’s State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything … Continue reading

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A Message to Republicans

The following was shared with me recently.  I suggest Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans DO NOT READ THIS. My apology to viewers looking for travel and photography.  I have a great skiing post planned for publication soon, looking at ski … Continue reading

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Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

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Purely for my own education I’ve been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them.  I’m looking for facts, ma’am, just the facts.  This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from … Continue reading

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Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

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Books are amazing.  Magazines are amazing.  Libraries are STILL amazing and RELEVANT. I know I can go to my library and read books, magazines, and newspapers for free. I know I can request and download ebooks for free. I did … Continue reading

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False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

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False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency [Kindle Edition] by Gene Healy, from Amazon. A friend often asks me something to the effect of “is our current president incompetent or does he have a strategy to grow government … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

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What can one say about this issue?  FINISHED!!  Timely as ever it arrived mid-September for the Oct.-Dec. quarter and in time to get some of it read before the Great Elections of 2012.  It still took me the entire quarter … Continue reading

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Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?

Feel like a little reading?  Proceed. Have you had enough post-election analysis?  Here is a noteworthy one referred to me by a friend: Post-Mortem by Laura Hollis Points I thought were especially pertinent: …”we are now at a place where there are … Continue reading

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Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

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Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book.  I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics, or, Lewis Lapham REALLY gets political!

‘REALLY’ is a reference to my previous post Lewis Lapham gets political. in which I note Mr. Lapham makes some political comments in his introductory essay to the issue of Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows. I just received the Fall 2012 issue … Continue reading

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