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To imagine that our times are defined by the struggle between "left" and "right," between "liberalism" and "conservatism" or between the Democratic and Republican parties is to be perilously ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 05:35 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
What has gone on in Washington these past couple of weeks has frustrated most of us Americans (and has amazed those watching from other countries) as a colossal waste of time and money, and for what?
by AaronBa
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Four years ago, reading the agenda of the 2009 Values Voters Summit, I hypothesized a connection between the agenda of the Republican Party base and the values of one of America's four founding ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 04:00 AM PDT with 118 Recommends
We have a choice. We don't always fully grasp the nature of that choice, nor are we always aware that the choice exists, nor do we know when and how to take advantage of it. Often the choice is ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I nearly laughed myself silly when I googled "Ulster Scots and predatory capitalism" and got a post from Ron Paul's website: How the Scots Irish Screwed Up America By ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 01:19 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Gentle reader, I have long been baffled by a subset of the Republican party. Which is to say, there is a subset of the Republican party that baffles me considerably more so than usual. That the ...
by Jaimas
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
In the earliest decades of this nation -- before this nation was even a nation -- four waves of settlers arrived from Britain. The first three waves landed in New England, the Southern Colonies and ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 769 comments on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 04:03 AM PDT with 1015 Recommends
(I know, I know. Some of you are going to totally reject this on emotional grounds. But solutions to problems come from pursuing ideas, not from standing fast.) I have found bell curves useful ...
by heurlin
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 03:10 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
We've heard a lot of speculation about what this year's presidential election supposedly means. Were Americans simply voting for Barack Obama, a charismatic peacemaker with a worker-friendly tax plan?
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 07:18 AM PST with 26 Recommends