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Townhall: Dear Fellow Peasant

The core idea behind the institutions of representative government — state legislatures, city councils, Congress — is that lawmakers, sometimes referred to as “representatives,” should endeavor to implement “the will of the people.” Right? Stop laughing.  To be such a ‘servant of the people’ necessarily entails knowing the public’s preferences.

Townhall: Socialist-ic

This weekend at Townhall: The rise of self-proclaimed socialists within the ranks of the Democrats is alarming. But is it only tragic? Might not it be a little bit comic? Here you can find some context: Human Freedom Index (Cato Institute) Bernie’s Bogus “Medicare for All” (Common Sense), Paul Jacob (January 19, 2016)

Townhall: Uncle Sam Wants to Nationalize You!

…this weekend at Townhall…. Some folks cannot leave well enough alone. They want not only your money and access to your property. They want you. And seek to compel you. To do what they want. And they see this because . . . freedom? Universal Service Hearing of National Commission

Townhall: Don’t Interrupt the Democrats

At Townhall, Paul Jacob cuts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez enough slack for the Democrats to hang themselves. Green New Deal FAQ, NPR “House Resolution,” House.gov Hannity on AOC, Fox News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: A Bizarre Grab-Bag of Terrible Ideas, Reason TV Ocasio-Cortez retracts erroneous information about Green New Deal backed by

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Townhall: Testing Humanity, and Other Fails

Socialism depends for its increasing support upon widespread ignorance of economic reality. That it keeps creeping back into politics may not seem strange. What may seem strange is that a major business enterprise would also not understand that reality. But that appears to be the case. More at Townhall. And yet more below:

Bernie Sanders, monopoly, control, redistribution, central. planning, government, meme, illustration

Townhall: Testing Humanity, and Other Fails

Socialism depends for its increasing support upon widespread ignorance of economic reality. That it keeps creeping back into politics may not seem strange. What may seem strange is that a major business enterprise would also not understand that reality. But that appears to be the case. More at Townhall. And yet more below:

End the Occupation

What to do about America’s longest-running war…. Click on over to Townhall for an answer. And here are some hints for further reading: The Hill’s reportage of a U.S./Taliban deal . . . New York Times op-ed on the withdrawal… Max Boot’s op-ed on the no-win war…. India Times article

Service vs. Involuntary Servitude

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will release an interim report this Wednesday at an event at the Newseum in Washington, DC, beginning at 9:00 A.M. The Commission was created by Congress “to consider and develop recommendations concerning the need for a military draft, and means by which to foster a greater attitude

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The Uncommon Author of Common Sense

Last week we noted the 243rd anniversary of the publication of Common Sense — Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, that is. The importance of this document for the formation of the United States of America can hardly be over-estimated. And the general good . . . sense . . . of

RCV Update

We have been covering, with great interest, the Maine Ranked Choice Voting story. Now there is an important update: Poliquin drops challenge to ranked-choice voting, clearing way for Golden to take seat in Congress (Press Herald) For recent developments in another state, try this: Five Utah cities to pilot ranked

Boss Rule and Brain Freeze

Over at Townhall, we determine where the boss rule is taking place. And it may not reside (preside) where you think. Michael Madigan (Chicago Tribune, Story Gallery) Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal (New York Times) Noam Chomsky says US should stay in Syria to protect the Kurds (Kurdistan 24) Howard Dean on

Townhall: Mrs. Term Limits Stays on Top of the Swamp

principle: prin·ci·ple /ˈprinsəpəl / noun 1. a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning. This week Nancy Pelosi showed she would do almost anything to get back on top. Including . . . the right

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