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The High Cost of Ignorance in a Free Society

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Much is made of and much should be made of the freedoms that exist in our society. It is certain that these freedoms we correctly deemed as a fundamental rights were found to be rather attractive as many nations now offer their citizens these very same rights. Freedomhouse.org...

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Indiana University Circumvents ACA by Eliminating Full-time Hourly Employees

(17) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 2:34 PM

On Thursday, April 11, a protest organized by a campus movement known as IU on Strike ended with at least two students being arrested. One of the many requests of the group was an end to the employee wage freeze.

The protestors certainly could not be...

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Freedom of Speech at Stake in Indiana

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 1:24 PM

What do the far right conservative group Eagle Forum and the ACLU of Indiana have in common? They are part of a collection of groups and individuals filing briefs on behalf of Daniel Brewington. They think he got a raw deal and they think that Freedom of Speech is in...

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"American Exceptionalism": Are We a Victim of Our Own Conceit?

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 11:38 AM

The term American exceptionalism and its meaning have evolved over many generations. What it may have meant in the past is not important, what it has come to mean today though, threatens to cripple our future.

To advocate for American exceptionalism today means to believe fervently in the superiority of...

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Was Freedom of Thought Not Implied?

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 11:05 AM

We have many people today who claim to be conduits to not just the original intentions of the founding fathers, but they also claim special knowledge of how the founders would approach the problems we currently face.

We have those who should be the more qualified messengers such as Congresswoman

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Are We Awake Yet?

(7) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Three days after a man killed two others and then himself in an Oregon shopping mall, one shooter killed 26 people, including 18 children. In one kindergarten classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary located in Newtown, Conn., nearly every living soul was killed.

Nineteen years ago we enacted a federal...

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The Republican Vision for How America Will Compete Globally

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 9:04 AM

The choice in this election is clear. The Republican vision for the future represents real pain for the working class. The Democratic vision embraces the American dream and the belief that American workers deserve opportunity and a living wage.

To a Republican, a well-paid worker represents a decreased capacity for...

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Democrats Need to Take a Deep Breath

(7) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Many conservatives are ecstatic over Mitt Romney's debate performance. They use as validation the disappointment expressed by liberals over the president's lackluster 2012 debate debut. The playing field has been leveled, they are screaming from the roof tops or at least on Fox News.

Of course...

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For Democrats Confidence Breeds Success

(10) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 6:44 PM

Every Democrat remembers well the pain experienced after election night 2010. That night the results left Democrats shaken and Republicans emboldened.

The Republican success experienced in 2010 appears now to be little more than a political bubble based on assertions that Obama is evil and has made things worse, but...

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Is the Problem With Mitt Romney Really Mitt Romney?

(4) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 12:07 PM

According to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, "Mitt Romney right now should be leading by 10 or 15 points and the fact that he's not is Mitt Romney's problem."

Conservative columnist George Will says, "If the Republican Party cannot win in this environment, it has to get out...

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Why Clinton's Speech Will Still Resonate on Election Day

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 1:23 PM

For three days the speakers who walked up to the podium at the Democratic National Convention continued to display remarkable gifts of oratory. They demonstrated the ability to make their audience laugh, cry, cheer and jump to their feet.

From the fiery Deval Patrick to the now not...

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What Sense of Entitlement?

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Getting people to understand that the social safety net is a good thing for everyone -- even the wealthy, and our economy -- is not difficult if your audience is willing to take the time and listen with an open mind.

The problem many people have is the idea of...

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The Benefit of Obama Beating Romney

(7) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 10:49 AM

The recent POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll puts Obama's approval at 53% and it shows Obama leading Romney by ten points and Santorum by eleven points. All numbers represent simply another encouraging sign for the reelection chances of the president.

Certainly once the Republicans winnow out the...

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The Fallacy in Santorum's "Family" Argument

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 8:23 AM

Before the final results for the Iowa caucus were fully tabulated, Rick Santorum delivered what I felt was an effective speech, a speech that plays very well with middle class Americans.

A Rick Santorum candidacy would be a family values candidacy. The family unit is extremely important to...

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Occupy Movement : Winning?

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 12:07 PM

As the police have been dismantling some Occupy encampments around the country and our nation's consciousness of the movement wanes as we move into the holiday season it may seem a little odd to contemplate whether or not the Occupy movement has made gains or perhaps even to...

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Rick Perry Busy Grasping at Straws

(14) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 7:20 AM

Governor Perry has been extremely busy trying to regain traction for his campaign that his own ineptness has derailed. His recent flurry of activity does indeed bolster his assertion that he is not nearly as smart as our current president. Point scored, governor.

After Rep. Steny Hoyer criticized Perry's plan...

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End the War in Afghanistan, Win the Independent Vote?

(4) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 9:41 AM

In poll results from CBS News released earlier this month 57% of Americans feel that we should not be fighting the war in Afghanistan. When asked, "How much longer would you be willing to have large numbers of U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan?" 38% of those polled responded...

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On Separation of Church and State

(23) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 1:06 PM

It has become a popular refrain among the religious right that all of our nation's problems exist because there is not enough Christianity in our government and in our schools. If we were only to mandate prayer in schools and arm our teachers with Bibles then certainly all that ails...

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Could Sarah Palin 'Nader' the Republican Ticket?

(59) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 3:22 PM

While we wait with bated breath for Sarah Palin to inform us of her plans for 2012, we can only speculate about her intentions. Actually, we can speculate or we can hang out on Facebook all day and wait for the former Governor of Alaska to post a...

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Marco Rubio: Through The Looking-Glass

(62) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 10:53 AM

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice in Wonderland. In the past people commonly referred to a mirror as a looking glass. Carroll used several methods to make the sequel to the classic a mirror image of Wonderland.

Today when we use the...

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