Monthly Archives: March 2013

Government — The Codependent Enabler

(photo credit) Contributed by “The Ed” In the codependency of alcoholism, there is the character known as the enabler.   He/she is the one who, through his/her behavior, enables the alcoholic to continue his alcoholic behavior.  More importantly an enabler is someone … Continue reading

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Confronting Caricatures of Conservatives

(graphic credit) An age-old practice in politics is to draw a caricature of one’s opponent, and then go to town criticizing it.  Here’s a political cartoon that appeared in British newspapers in 1778, during the American Revolution, with George Washington

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Thomas Sowell: Three Questions That Destroy Most Liberal Ideas

(photo credit) I recently found an excellent 4½ minute video clip of an interview of Dr. Sowell in 2005: . Dr. Sowell shares something very interesting near the end, that can be put to practical use by all conservatives in … Continue reading

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WSJ: One GOP Lawmaker Shows How to Woo Latino Voters

Originally posted on Dama Godiva:
Photo courtesy of Neil King Jr./The Wall Street Journal U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, center, a New Mexico Republican, visits with ranchers last month near Animas, N.M. Rep. Steve Pearce is the rarest of Republican Party officeholders,…

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A Dollar Spent Is A Dollar Taxed

Article contributed by “The Ed” A dollar spent is a dollar taxed.  I am not the first person to say that.  I am happy to attribute it to Steve Pratt in an article sent to the Alaska Standard, though I … Continue reading

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