Posts Tagged ‘congress’

The Politics Of Fear And Ebola In America

I tuned into my local news last night, and as you might guess, Ebola dominated the broadcast. And maybe that would be acceptable if this coverage, using title graphics like “Ebola Outbreak,” and “Ebola Crisis,” was centered in West Africa. Nope. On Action News (6ABC) in Philadelphia, they have “team coverage” spread out around the country, this country,…
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In War Against ISIS, Plurality Of Americans Support Ground Troops

A recent NBC News poll asked Americans, “Do you think the United States will use ground troops to fight ISIS despite President Obama’s assurances?” 72% – Yes, will use ground troops 20% – No, will not use ground troops So clearly confidence among Americans is low when it comes to keeping American boots out of this…
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Memorial Day: Veterans Affairs And The Authoritative Minds Among Us

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There’s little doubt that if you are friends with conservatives on Facebook (and probably even some liberals unfortunately), you’ve seen photos like this one in your feed: No, Memorial Day is not just about firing up the grill, but its what we do and what we support as a nation, every single day, that is…
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Libertarianism Informed By Cynicism

Capitol Building by Night - photo by Marius Strom

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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Do We Stamp A ‘Moral High Ground’ Guarantee On Each Cruise Missile We Launch At Syria?

U.S. Navy Launches Strikes On Iraq

So it looks like we are getting ourselves involved in yet another war. And I don’t really care what the Obama administration wants to call it. When you launch cruise missiles into another country, that’s an act of war. You can attempt justify it, you can make your case, and even if you were correct, it…
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