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Thoughts on Voting 3rd Party in a 2-Party System

The Constitutional form of government in the U.S. tends to stabilize into a binary, two-party system. The two-party system requires those two major parties to form coalitions that will attract the support of various groups and interests in order to … Continue reading

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A Lament About Our Post-Constitutional Politics

  The world is full of problems. Serious problems: poverty, crime, injustice, corruption, disease, violence, bigotry, terrorism, and on and on. It always has been. And it is natural for people to want to fix all the problems– or at … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem with President Obama’s Immigration Proposal

I just read the transcript of President Obama’s Immigration Announcement. Honestly, I agree with a lot of the points he makes. As I have mentioned previously, illegal Immigration is a difficult problem. How do we be fair to those who … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem With President Obama’s Call for Net Neutrality

The internet has been buzzing with discussion of President Obama’s recent call for Net Neutrality and the contrary reaction from some Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz. If you are not familiar with the term, I encourage you to read about Net … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alliance of Big Data and Big Government? You Should Be.

Some time ago I wrote a bit about how the aggregate information that companies can gather from our behaviors can be used to uncover patterns and information that was previous impossible to imagine. Christopher Caldwell makes some very astute observations … Continue reading

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