MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Book review: ‘The Antifederalists’

TweetContinuing with my study of the Constitution and the debates and writings leading up to its ratification, this month I supplemented my recent reading of “The Federalist Papers” with “The Antifederalists: Critics of the Constitution…



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Post-vacation musings

TweetI have felt a bit out of the blogging groove as of late. Even in years past when I have left town for vacation, I still found time for a post or two, as in…



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Blue Dogs, more comic book-esque names

TweetWhat is with the propensity to come up with comic book, superhero names for political factions, politicians and generals in Washington? Down through history, we have: “Old Rough and Ready” (Zachary Taylor), “The Railsplitter” (Abe Lincoln),…


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Wealth, poverty in politics

TweetI want to comment on some comments I heard recently while listening to Micky Plyler’s radio sports talk show (link to his blog) on The Drive, WCCP 104.9, based in Clemson, S.C. For the next few…