Monthly Archives: June 2013

Moral Dilemma

It seems to me… “The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.”  ~ George McGovern. There shouldn’t be any doubt that anyone, … Continue reading

Posted in Daniel Ellsberg, Dilemma, Government, Idealism, Moral, National, Patriot, Pentagon Papers, Security, Surveillance, Traitor, Vietnam, War, Whistle-blower | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Stimulus Still Beneficial

It seems to me… “But to-day we have involved ourselves in a colossal muddle, having blundered in the control of a delicate machine, the working of which we do not understand.  The result is that our possibilities of wealth may … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Conservatives, Crisis, Debt, Deficit, Economic, Economy, Employment, Federal Reserve, Financial, Growth, Jobs, John Maynard Keynes, Keynes, Long-Term, National, Recession, Recovery, Recovery, Stimulus, Unemployment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Non-Private Privacy

It seems to me… “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”  ~ John Perry Barlow. There are unfortunate parallels between some of what we see in U.S. society … Continue reading

Posted in 1984, Authors, Bill of Rights, Books, Constitution, Fourth Amendment, George Orwell, Information, National Security Agency, NSA, Privacy, Security, Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Best Government Money Can Buy

It seems to me… “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”  ~ Will Rogers. There are several reasons why Congress is unable to resolve political differences and one of the main … Continue reading

Posted in Apathy, Associated Press, Campaign, Citizens United, Congressional, Elections, Los Angeles, Money, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Political Action Committees, Presidential, Reform, Special Interests, Sunlight Foundation, Supreme Court, The National Cancer Institute, Voters, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments