Category Archives: Schools

Gun Control And Common Sense

It seems to me…. “Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” ~ Eliot Spitzer[1]. Let me preface my statements with the admission that … Continue reading

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Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … Continue reading

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Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Gun-Control Conspiracy Theories

It seems to me…. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” ~ Joseph Heller[1], Catch-22. Many U.S. gun rights advocates have an irrational belief that the government wants to take away their right to own guns even … Continue reading

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False Economy

It seems to me…. “As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.´ ~ Caroline Kennedy. There are many examples of governments and corporations enacting budget reduction measures intended to reduce expenditures … Continue reading

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Civil Unrest

It seems to me… “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates, and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.” ~ Joseph A. Schumpeter. There is racial disparity within the U.S. legal system. Caucasian … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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