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Duck/Rabbit, Maiden/Crone, and Taxes

Revolution! Must we? Can’t we reform at a reasonable pace? Well, whether we change slowly or quickly, change must occur. Today’s in-place policies are not stable. But a better future itself must be stable. Or else it will not be better. And a key to successful change is change in

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America After November

Yesterday, I bemoaned the disaster that is this year’s presidential race. But big whup. As the LifeLock commercial rightly asks, “Why monitor a problem if you don’t fix it?” Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president. That means we have our work cut out for us. And

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The Other Half of the Truth

Another terrorist event. And another. Douglas A. French, of the National Review, while writing about Islam and terrorism, innocently drew up a half-truth: “In Saint Cloud, Minn., Dahir Adan’s family identified him as the man who stabbed eight people in a mall before being shot and killed by an armed

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10 Out of 10

10 out of 10 terrorist Jihadists agree… American gun rights must be restricted!  

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Blame the Kids?

Why is it when some politicians or pundits get a brilliant idea about how to make the country better, involving (of course) making people do as the government dictates, it only applies to other people? Sunday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” New York Times columnist and Times-styled conservative David Brooks

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I’m With the Herd!   Original (cc) photo by Jason Hollinger on Flickr  

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It’s Viral

Yesterday, around the country, flags were flown at half-staff, a sad acknowledgement of the atrocities on 9/11/2001. In preparation for the 15th anniversary, students at a California college put up signs, emblazoned with the motto “Never Forget.” At least one faculty member took it upon herself to rip the signage

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The Stupidity of 15

Most Americans think there are only two choices for the presidency. And will thus vote for either Clinton or Trump. They are wrong. There are two popular minor party contenders, and one will even be on all 50 state ballots. In other election cycles, one could argue that a “third

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The Media’s Job

Do nearly two-thirds of Americans want Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson in the presidential debates?, the hoax-busting website, investigated the truthiness of a widespread Internet meme making just that claim. The verdict? It’s true. An August 25th Quinnipiac University poll

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Naked Came the Pickle

Last week, Donald Trump’s enemies staged an “emperor has no clothes” gag in full view of the public. It was a caricature of Trump, and featured him fat, old, and nude . . . and gave us a full view of the pubic. Titled “The Emperor Has No Balls,” it

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If they can do it, why can’t we?

Why do so many Americans think that healthcare for all and free college are impossible pipe dreams when that is the reality all over Europe? If they can do it, why can’t we? There is a simple answer to this question. (And no, the answer is not  “because Republicans are

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Venezuela’s New Firing Squad

We’ve watched Venezuela’s big-daddy socialism descend into dystopia: Arbitrary arrests of political opponents; An economy managed by government decree, in which inflation “may top 700 percent this year” and toilet paper, food and medicine are in terribly short supply; The once oil-rich country has become “the worst performing economy in

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