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Putting the Country First

It is an interesting contrast in civility and governance that our two parties offer. For example, Dick Durbin, the 2nd ranking Democrat in the senate says he hopes the office makes the man, and Trump can be a good president. … Continue reading

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On Blaming

JP said, "with the Republicans controlling everything, they will only have themselves to blame when their policies don’t magically make everything better." We can say that blaming does nothing. It was blame that Trump falsely foisted on Hillary for her … Continue reading

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David Hume was prescient

​​David​ ​Hume’s quotation,​ ​from a famous passage discussing the "motivating influence of the will" in his Treatise on Human Nature and reads in full: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend … Continue reading

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How Did This Happen?

I am shocked, in mourning for our nation. There is no reason to expect this president elect can govern. We cannot expect this man to shed his racist, misogynist, immature, vindictive and invented reality ways. I could go on, (and … Continue reading

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But What Am I?

This election has made me crazy (everyone must decide for themselves if they are included in the “this election has made everyone crazy” group). I write to apologize to my conservative friends, family, colleagues, strangers who I have had conversations … Continue reading

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Thank You, Nicholas Kristof

Kristof has a great column on unions today. He makes important points that I try to make when talking about unions. One, anyone who thinks unions have always been perfect and that there has been no corruption or abuse in … Continue reading

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Turning Towards Apathy

The Republicans of course, as the winners do in every election no matter how silly it sounds, are claiming a mandate in their election victory. Also, of course, just as in the campaign, they are unable to say what the … Continue reading

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