Monthly Archives: October 2013

Stubbornly Entrenched, or Deeply Principled: Is There a Difference?

I’m having an Eeyore moment. As someone who is deeply interested in politics and studying ideology, I have nevertheless tumbled to a cynical observation this autumn:  Political debate just might be the most confounding thing ever invented by mankind.  It requires … Continue reading

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Whose Fault Is Default?

(graphic credit) I usually refrain from fiery invective over the political fistfight du jour, preferring to calmly analyze the underlying ideologies. But since the debt ceiling fight will flare up again in 3 months, I want to declare my disgust over the … Continue reading

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Rear Admiral John Kirby: “Killing English”

Good advice can come from anywhere, right?  Why not our proud United States Navy? Today I ran across an excellent essay about bad writing and how to avoid it, by the U.S. Navy’s current chief information officer Rear Adm. John Kirby.  (photo … Continue reading

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Conservatism Empowers Economic Strength

(photo credit) Summary of the Conservative Worldview Here are some fundamental principles of Conservatism arranged in a row of dominoes that fall, each into the next, along a logical path. Conservatism’s philosophical point of origin is this fact: 

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Why We Should Think for Ourselves

(photo credit) Contributed by “The Ed” My wife and I are parents of an autistic 26 year old adult, David.  We have been successful raising him far beyond anything that the diagnosis would portend.  The first and foremost reason I … Continue reading

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Sure Enough – It’s a Government Shutdown

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