Category Archives: Repeal of Healthcare Reform

When It’s Complicated

There’s always an out. When you really don’t want to explain why you’ve done this or that, or why you’re nothing, you just use the magic words – it’s complicated. That doesn’t work very well with enraged girlfriends or spouses, … Continue reading

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Straight Out of California

It’s the old cliché – people move to California, and specifically Los Angeles, and maybe more specifically the beach here, to reinvent themselves – to start over, with a fresh slate or whatever, as someone new. And the sunshine and … Continue reading

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When Political Purity Reaches Its Natural Limit

We all know the political dynamic. It’s been in place for decades. People vote for politicians who stick to their principles. John Kerry, like all Democrats, was a flip-flopper – when circumstances changed he thought about what just happened and … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Representative Democracy

It’s sometimes hard to follow the logic, but the nation is full of angry people, so that’s to be expected. There’s this – CNN’s Erick Erickson Suggests “Mass Bloodshed” May Be Necessary If Roe Isn’t Overturned – yes, mass bloodshed will be … Continue reading

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No Kidding

It’s a skill one probably learns in high school, maybe in ninth or tenth grade. That’s when in history or English class the teacher asks you what you think, and you realize that they actually want to know what you … Continue reading

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The Catechism of Capitalism

It’s the catechism of capitalism – instruction in the principles of the thing using set questions and answers. There’s the question. Which one is more efficient – a government program to fix an obvious problem, or a free-market solution, where … Continue reading

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