Category Archives: Elections

Proposing the Alternative to Constitutional Democracy

When the president takes that oath of office, when members of Congress take their oaths of office, they swear to defend the Constitution. The oath isn’t about any particular public policy position – treating the poor or unlucky a certain … Continue reading

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She Will Have What She Wants

You know the good-cop bad-cop routine from the movies, or from years of watching that television crime show, Law and Order. The frightened young man everyone knows committed the crime sits in the cold, harshly-lit interrogation room. The designated bad-cop … Continue reading

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Dealing With the New World

Okay, it’s not 1968, and that was one strange year. Four years ago, David Aaronovitch, in the Observer (UK), was saying that year was 1968: The year ended, not with an anti-war Democrat, but with Richard Nixon in the White … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Things Turned

The big news late in the day on Tuesday, February 19, was parochial – not in the religious sense, of or relating to a church parish, but only in its more general sense, limited in range or scope. Obama won … Continue reading

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Nasty Presidents Day

Monday, February 18 – Presidents Day, with the banks and post office closed, and luckily no trading on Wall Street, so there will be nothing new on the ongoing meltdown of the world’s financial systems. Hollywood wrapped in light fog … Continue reading

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Voting On What Is Real and What Is Not

Okay, here’s a thought. If psychiatrists can vote on what is an illness and what is not, and then change their minds and say that what they had categorized as just sick is, now that they think about it, quite … Continue reading

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One Level Up: The Data about the Data

Back in the early nineties those of us working in information technology rolled our eyes when anyone started throwing about the term metadata. Yes, that’s data about the data, or data about that data, and when you’re building a data … Continue reading

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