Archive for the 'Politics' Category

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 […]

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.

Pique Appointments

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Molly Ivins more clever than shrill, for once

Colorado Referenda C & D

Monday, September 26th, 2005

What happened to A and B?

Ridiculous Editorial Cartoon

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

is easily fixed…