Tag Archives: Dysfunctional Government

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Every other industrialized nation in the world – and even most of those that aren’t – have some form of universal healthcare, to give their citizens one less thing to worry about. We don’t. We have long preferred to give … Continue reading

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Trailing Indicators

The country moved on. It used to be fine to attack those icky gay folks, and now it’s not. Attacking the useless poor, who are poor only because they have no sense of personal responsibility, used to be fine – … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking Fortified By Ignorance

Long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with Adam and Eve, and Jesus too – no, not that long, just the late fifties – there was a time when the news was just the news, hourly on the radio, for … Continue reading

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Starting Somewhere

Ah, this was the week that the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed all the headlines – as noted here in the previous items – after a few weeks of being little more than a curiosity. What the movement is calling … Continue reading

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