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Individual Freedom

"Women's Viagra"--Why Should Government Decide?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Each of us should be allowed to decide whether or not to accept the agency's opinions. Those who want to categorically trust the government would still be able do so. But those who want to rely on other sources would be given the freedom to choose.

Elements of a Public Policy Discussion Concerning the Treatment of Mental Illness

Brad Reid | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Brad Reid

It is time as a society to rethink our approach to mental illness. This comment begins with an explanation of "public policy," followed by a very brief general history of our society's approach to mental illness, and concludes with 15 of the many questions that should be studied and debated.

Gerrymandering, ALEC and the Red Tide That Is Stealing Your Vote

Lisa Longo | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

How many times a day do you catch yourself thinking, "What the hell is happening here?" We have gone from the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Br...

Propaganda, Public Diplomacy and the Smith-Mundt Act

John Brown | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
John Brown

Propaganda is an instrument of war used by a government, primarily but not exclusively, against a present or possibly future enemy, and a democratic government should not propagandize its own people.