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Dear Mr. President:Let's face the obvious and unavoidable fact: the US Congress is broken. It's been broken for several decades ...
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Author: Source: Comments: Comedian Bill Maher rants about the high cost and increasing irrelevance of the college experience, which he ...
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“When everyone is out digging for gold,the business to be in is selling shovels.”—Mark TwainAccording to Milton Friedman, professor of ...
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Beginning with the year 2000, the marker for a new millennium, we officially entered the Age of Bullshit. Please indulge ...
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“America is the only nationthat has gone directlyfrom barbarism to decadencewithout the usual interval of civilization.”—George Bernard ShawThe Foreign Relations ...
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“A candle loses none of its lightwhen it lights another candle.”—Rumi (13th Century Arab Philosopher)Should the government provide health care ...
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Let’s begin our investigation of the Immigration component of the Republic by acknowledging the daunting complexity of the issue.We Americans ...
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/ / 11: Immigration
The Founders gave a lot of thought and debate to safeguarding individual rights. They knew well the violent history of ...
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The World Economic Forum estimates the total number of billionaires on the planet at just above 2,200. The wealthiest 26 ...
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/ / 07: Revenue
As a Republic, we spend a large share of our resources on trying to catch and punish people who misbehave ...
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Stop Calling Them “Theories.” They’re Not.

Stories in the popular press these days abound with references to "conspiracy theories." It seems that every time some fringe group or some eccentric individual makes some wild, unsubstantiated claim, we have a new "theory." Actually, we don't. . . .

How to Write a Dynamite Blog Article

If you're called upon to write an online article, a news item, or a discussion piece, follow these 17 guidelines for readability and impact. This 4-minute read will make you a better online writer. . . .

The First Refusal

Author: Source: Comments: A thoughtful piece on the impact and intrusion of portable technology on our lives. Walter Kirn is a novelist and essayist. Link: https://walterkirn.substack.com/p/the-first-refusal Views: 108 . . .

Did a Teacher Change Your Life?

As you consider your own K-12 school years and your undergraduate college or graduate school experiences, if you continued with your education, who were the teachers that really mattered to you? Who were the ones who made your learning journey interesting, safe, even fun? Who were the ones who supported your efforts to master tough subjects? Who were the teachers who listened as you talked about your goals, career aspirations, and dreams? Who helped you shift from one possible career path to the one you're on now? Who were the ones who gave you encouragement, praise, and even tough love, . . .

Sexual Politics: How Not to Seduce Somebody

A hypothetical conversation between the updated version of my  'Sixties self and a modern woman, negotiating the terms of a mutually acceptable sexual experience. . . .

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