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By Dan Riker (This excerpt from my as yet unpublished book, Do What Works and Call it Capitalism was cross-posted on progressiveamericanthought.blogspot.com ) "There will always be conflict. There ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The framework for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran looks much better than anyone expected. It will prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear bomb for at least 10-15 years and, if ...
by PeterBalesHistoryTales
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 11:57 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics but slightly revised. Will the next generation of leaders will be any better than the neo-liberal blind ideologues and filthy rich sociopaths we have today? Well, ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:09 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
No surprise, the gun-nuts make up quotes: -- “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” ~Alexander Hamilton -- “Firearms are second only to the ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 243 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 02:51 PM PST with 35 Recommends
I'm always amazed at those who say that they are so disgusted with 'our broken and/or rigged system' -- that they will never support another Democratic Candidate again. Not unless that Candidate '...
by jamess
Comment Count 65 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 11:21 AM PST with 19 Recommends
An Open Letter to my fellow citizens of the United States of America: Eleven score and nineteen years ago, our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and ...
by Jon Locke Jr
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 04:01 AM PST with 12 Recommends
It's understandable that conservatives don't get how liberals and conservatives talk past each other about the size the government should be. It's the obsession of modern conservatism, and in their ...
by ericf
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST with 17 Recommends
by Walter Brasch Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), like many Americans, was upset that President Obama did not go to Paris to personally show his solidarity with France, and publicly mourn the 12 ...
by brasch
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM PST with 5 Recommends
It is one of introductory principles upon which the American Constitution is based: Preamble -- constitutionus.com We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 08:15 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Cross posted from Real Economics . According to an analysis by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston , the Bush tax cuts, rather than resulting in great general ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 220 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 415 Recommends
The founders’ path to shared prosperity, less inequality George W. Bush talked the talk of an “ownership society,” but the laws he passed shifted income upward into the hands of the few. ...
by Gerald Scorse
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 08:58 AM PST with 6 Recommends
With appropriate props to BooMan who posted this yesterday ... If you read the full context of the Federalist Paper that is excerpted in the link above, here: Federalist Papers #22 you will see ...
by RedDan
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:17 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Has anyone on either end of PA Ave ever bothered to read [Federalist #26http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa26.htm]? Does anyone understand why [Article I, Sec. 8http://www.earlyamerica.com/...
by RFK Lives
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:53 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The United States owes its very existence, in part, to trouble with money. The Constitution's predecessor, the Confederacy, permitted each member State to pursue its own coinage. Economic chaos and ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 01:12 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
I believe that Harry Croswell may be best explained by a story he told about himself. One of his victims, a local Justice of the Peace named Hagedorn, spotted the young newspaperman about to cross a ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I don't think we should judge Patrick Henry too harshly. When his beloved Sarah went mad in 1771, shortly after the birth of her sixth child, the doctors diagnosed her as being possessed by demons. ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Modern Conservatives base their political creed on the assumption that our country’s Founders intended to create a nation where every family was on its own, with no public obligations beyond mere ...
by Alex Budarin
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 09:08 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The recent mass shootings at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado and a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee have reignited the discussion on the optimal methods to provide domestic security,
by bleedblue
Comment Count 141 comments on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 02:26 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Today we celebrate fathers and wish Happy Father's Day to fathers from the majestic purple mountains, to the fruited plains, to thine alabaster cities and from sea to shining sea! With a ...
by jillwklausen
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 01:40 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
In his column today, David Brooks invokes Alexander Hamilton in a completely dishonest way. Brooks writes: [T]he federal role has historically been sharply limited. The man who initiated that role, ...
by Armando
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:23 AM PDT with 50 Recommends