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Uphill Liberty – Part The Second

Last time in this space I wrote about math skills.  Now, I’m not trying to show how smart I am at analysis of polling data, or predict things so that I get some kind of future bragging rights.  What I’m trying to do here is walk through stuff we laypeople…

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Uphill Liberty, Part The First

We need to talk about your math skills. There are a lot of people between us and our liberty.  A lot.  Like, a real lot.  And there aren’t enough of us to get it back.  Any way you do the math, we’re falling behind.  Even as we win victories in…

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The Week From Hell

Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Brent Thompson. Patrick Zamarripa. Michael Krol. Lorne Ahrens. Michael Smith.   I have zero smart things to say about the events of the week.  I have zero interest in who is to blame right now.  Too many people are dead who should not be.  What I have done is read about their…

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Before The Horse

Inspiration sometimes comes from the strangest places. Someone casually shared the image above, and I snagged it and posted it on Facebook. It started quite a nice little discussion about our individual cart ethics, and joking about whether we could get grant money to study people and their shopping cart…

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Everything Is Political…

A few days ago on Facebook, in a thread about (what else) politics that I can’t find again, someone was lamenting the fact that everything is political anymore.  His point was that everyone in the political arena is more concerned with leveraging the proper angle for their own agenda, rather…

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…And Justice Reform For All

I didn’t think much about the criminal justice system until a few years ago.  I had very few encounters with the law, or with people who had been in the system.  I mean, the neighbor with whom I watched events unfold on 9/11 was a huge adorable former felon out…

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Drama Is More Popular Than Content

Drama is more popular than content. That’s a pretty eye-catching title- especially for those of us whose social media streams are inundated with empty-calorie clickbait articles, each less truthful and in poorer taste than the last. You’re probably also sick of seeing people polluting your facebook feed with clearly biased…

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RNC Disenfranchises Voters??? Not So Much.

I hear every day how Trump supporters will be very upset (to put it mildly) if, in their words, their candidate is “robbed” of the nomination.  They claim a Trump loss will mean the “disenfranchisement” of his supporters should he only have a plurality of the delegates going into the…

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Brussels and #NeverTrump

As I awoke this morning to the news of the multiple attacks in Brussels, a lot of things rushed to mind. Not only sympathy for our friends in Belgium, but a reminder of how much worse it could be in this War on Terror. Every time I hear about a…