The Tax Revolt and Common Sense

December 28, 2009

A lot of people have been arguing that we shouldn’t be “forced” to pay taxes for things we don’t want to support. Some of the folks arguing that are people in office or running for office, usually as libertarians or conservative Republicans. Others have spawned revolts at the ballot box. Others are ordinary folk calling in to complain. Read the rest of this entry »


Some Passivity We Can All Applaud

December 22, 2009

Many people now have told me that they dislike talk about global warming Read the rest of this entry »


A Conversation with My Doctor

December 15, 2009

I just had a conversation with a doctor who has been trying to keep me healthy for a while, a sweet man, and we often chat a bit. I asked him what he was rooting for in this health care debate. Read the rest of this entry »


Creeping Socialism

December 8, 2009

The Republicans have been describing a public option for health care insurance as creeping socialism. It occurred to me that I have been hearing that charge since I was a wee lad. Read the rest of this entry »


Afghanistan and the decision to “Finish the Job”

December 1, 2009

Apparently President Obama decided Ato finish the job@ in Afghanistan. For starters, I find it outrageous that American politics forces a president to announce to the country, the world and those we are fighting, what we are going to do a year in advance. Read the rest of this entry »


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