Governments Rot When Their Citizens Let Them (Part II)

May 10th, 2011

By Dan Miller Just a few reasons we get the worst governments we are ready to tolerate. (Read part one here.) “Single issue” voters often lose sight of the bigger issues that embrace their often reasonable but always smaller ones. This makes it very difficult to get the country back to basics and deal adequately […]


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Bad News and Worse News

April 19th, 2011

By Tom Carter Which do you want first — the bad news on the economy or the worse news? OK, the bad news is that our economy continues to swirl around the drain, and it’s inexorably glugging away.  Witness, for example, that Standard & Poor’s has just affirmed the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating, but […]


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The Rise of the Independents

January 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter An interesting Gallup poll has just been released.  It measured people’s self-identification as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.  It also identified Independents who lean Democratic or lean Republican. The findings came from a combination of numerous polls, resulting in an uncommonly broad and deep sample.  The nature of the sample permits an unusually […]


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Third Party in 2012 Campaign?

February 28th, 2010

By Tom Carter Will there be a serious third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential campaign?  The way things are going, it’s beginning to look like that could happen.  If it does, it will be a right-wing third party, its candidate will not win, and it may well guarantee the re-election of Barack Obama.  Let’s look at […]


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