Archive for the 'Issues' Category

Modern Highwaymen

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

USPS to its customers: Stand and Deliver. In 2002 the United States Postal Service was plagued with problems associated with the Culture of Fear that our federal government was so carefully and deliberately fostering. A fearful public was a big advantage in promoting the war in Iraq, and mandatory for full implementation of the PATRIOT […]

Civility II: George Washington

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation At age 16 or so, the student George Washington copied 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation into one of two surviving schoolbooks, preserved in the Library of Congress. The Rules date back to 16th century France, and were popularly circulated […]

Civility in Political Discourse

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The issue of civility in public and political discourse has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially (and unworthily) now that some are blaming physical violence on violent rhetoric. There may or may not be a connection, but it really shouldn’t matter– there is no place for incivility in public discourse, no need for […]

Boo! Bad Form on Trick or Treat Street

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Another Halloween is over, so we can get back to important things like getting ready for Christmas. If we’re lucky, there will be only one more interruption, namely that quaint US American holiday “Thanksgiving” when we get together as families, pretend we don’t hate each other, and participate in two activities that best represent our […]

CIA Air Strike in Pakistan

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Crucial question has not been asked.

Democratic Party’s Newest Member: George W. Bush

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

SOTU speech shows why Dems should welcome Bush with open arms.

Big Brother is Watching You

Friday, January 27th, 2006

A close examination of the 4th Amendment

Paradigm Reversal

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

A fundamental change in our concept of Justice

Fool us once….

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Nurse Ratchet to the ER, stat!

Final Election Comments

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Voting in the November 1st election begins tomorrow, October 10th.