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Sheila Suess Kennedy
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Americans Have Lost Confidence In Our Social And Legal Institutions

Posted October 6, 2008 | 08:58:49 (EST)

One of my all-time favorite editorial cartoons appeared a couple of days after the 2004 Presidential election; it showed a dejected John Kerry standing next to a barn, gazing at what appeared to be a large and steaming pile of manure. The caption? "This all could have been mine!"

Four...

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Some Administrations -- Not All -- Make Policy Decisions Based On Constitution

Posted September 29, 2008 | 08:41:49 (EST)

As America teeters on the edge of an economic meltdown, it behooves us to consider how and why we are in this mess. Permit me to suggest that the problem is more basic--and, in a sense, less complicated--than any individual policy that was adopted or rejected during the past eight...

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This Country Needs An Intellectual

Posted September 23, 2008 | 14:09:33 (EST)

If you want to see a really good example of people talking past one another, you need go no further than the charges of "elitism" being leveled at Barack Obama by the McCain campaign.

To those making the accusation, Obama's elitism seems self-evident. To the rest of us, those same...

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