Category Archives: Britain

Defending The Indefensible

Censorship is the suppression of artistic works considered offensive by some group who succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous American

It seems to me…. “The real problem with the Republican Party is that for decades it has shifted constantly to the right politically.  Consequently, the Republican Party is picking up a very different demographic than it used to, a less … Continue reading

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Non-U.S. Student Education

It seems to me…. “Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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Who Are The Extremists?

It seems to me…. “Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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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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Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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Employment And Automation

It seems to me…. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt[1]. Major traditional … Continue reading

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Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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