Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Libertarianism Informed By Cynicism

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Because of Washington gridlock and events like the recent government shutdown, it seems sentiments like the one below are making the rounds increasingly on Facebook and other social media: I don’t know how anyone can look at what’s been going on in Washington this week and think, “Sure! Let’s give those people more control over…
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Liberal Fantasy Or Not, Washington Could Use A Dose Of Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing Idealism

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The West Wing is one of the finest shows to ever appear on television, and I’m only sorry I didn’t watch it during its original run, which began 14 years ago. It’s funny, people refer to The West Wing as a 90s show, but only 10 of the 154 episodes aired in that decade. But…
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Apparently America Is A Christian Nation Because The Founders Said Things Like ‘In The Year Of Our Lord’

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When debating right-wing hacks, remember, they do not operate within the same framework that you and I call reality. But even though they are disconnected from facts and evidence, don’t underestimate their ability to use half-truths, canards and misdirection in a failed effort to avow their firm beliefs. So with that in mind, beware when…
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Reckless Anti-Government Tea Party Republicans: Give Us What We Want Or America Gets It

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To understand our current predicament you must first examine how we got here. And while there are potentially endless influences that contributed to the current impasse in Washington, I do think there are a few big general influences that are largely to blame for the gridlock and obstruction that passes for governance in America. NEVER…
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To Tea Party Republicans Threatening Government Shutdown: America Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists

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The right-wing radicals who have held the GOP hostage for over four years, are now threatening to hold the entire country captive until their demands are met. These “Tea Party” Republicans want further cuts to government spending, but their biggest demand is full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They know repeal will not…
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