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Entries by Terry Newell from 08/2011

Fear and Economic Policy

| Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

Lincoln's mastery as a politician was that he sought and practiced flexibility. Had he been driven by fear or rejection by his party or the voters, we might now be two nations instead of one.

What Lasts? Reflections From Ireland

| Posted 08.15.2011 | World

At first thought, Kylemore Abbey, the majestic castle looking across Pollacappul Lake and nestled in the Connemara highlands of western Ireland, bears...

The Power of the Land

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Huffington Post

Nearly sixty years ago, the last twenty-two residents of the Blasket Islands left their homes for the mainland, forced there by poor fishing and the h...

The Misrepresented Majority

| Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.