Monthly Archives: January 2011

Justice Stephen Breyer’s Discussion on Making Democracy Work


I’ve been watching a video, on the Forum Network, of Justice Stephen Breyer discussing his views of on how democracy works. In the first 20 minutes (it’s an hour plus) he has pointed out things that in all honesty I … Continue reading

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Jill Lepore’s Thoughts on Political Speech


Earlier this month,Jill Lepore wrote an op-ed in the New York Times asking the question “What Thomas Jefferson Would Say”. The opening question is directed at political speech and does it incite political violence. The question itself is good in … Continue reading

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An Informed Citizenry Will Benefit From Applying Both Creative and Critical Thinking In Solving The Challenges Of Our Society


This is an essay I wrote for a college class and felt that it should be given the opportunity to be read by others.  It is based on what seems to be the norm today; that we do not think … Continue reading

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“Can We All Get Along”


Leonard Pitts, Jr., in his Miami Herald Sunday op-ed, commented on Sen. Udall’s suggestion that, for the State of The Union address, our elected officials dispense with seating by party line and instead, use mix seating.  I had read this … Continue reading

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A Better Response to The Tucson Tragedy


For me to say much more than Quin Hillyer does in the American Spectator article linked below would take away from the article.  If you haven’t read it already, do so.  We all are Americans.  Let’s start acting like Americans.  … Continue reading

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Tucson Tragedy


Why is it that when something terrible happens, it is always the conservatives fault?  Political rhetoric is a part of our culture but finger pointing is never a good thing.  People seem to forget that when you point your finger … Continue reading

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