Category Archives: Political Systems

Do you believe in our Political System? If not, why not?

Lee Hamilton, who is a senior adviser for Indiana University Center on Representative Government had an article on the Op Ed page of our local paper last week.  In the beginning paragraph of the article he said that he believes … Continue reading

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Slavery, Segregation, and Monuments

Today there seems to be some controversy over monuments in the south that remember the Confederate States of America and it’s leaders.  New Orleans recently took down a large monument near the middle of town.  And there have been some … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

Several years ago a Kennedy descendant flew his private airplane from New Jersey (I think ) to an island in the Atlantic offshore New England.  It crashed and he was killed.  I probably heard it first on the TV news … Continue reading

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Public Knowledge, Projections, and Memory

In 1978, the U. S. Congress enacted energy legislation that outlawed the use of Natural Gas to generate electricity.  “knowledgeable Experts” were projecting that we would be out of natural gas by 1985.  Thus the popular opinion was we were facing a … Continue reading

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Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion?

I was an ROTC grad from college.  So I got my 2nd Lt. bars and had to report for two years active duty within a year of graduation.  I was assigned to the U.S. Army Artillery so my first stop … Continue reading

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Tribal Politics and This Year’s Election

In the Review Section of Saturday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, the lead article was entitled “A Truce for our Tribal Politics”. It was written by Dr. Haidt – a social psychologist at New York University Stern School of … Continue reading

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What Would Make the Economy Roar Again?

The last week-end edition of the Wall Street Journal contains an article by Marc Levinson entitled “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore”.  Marc Levinson is a former finance and economics editor of the Economist.  He points out that in the … Continue reading

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