Tag Archive for Politics

Taxation without Representation

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Over two-hundred years ago, the phrase “No taxation without representation” became the battle cry for an increasingly numerous and increasingly unsatisfied group of British citizens living on the North American continent. Although the reasons for the  incipient revolution was far…

A Win for Rational Thought: The Fight Over Marriage Equality

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Update: This post was originally published April 1, 2013. Today, June 26, 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This is a great day for humanity, not just same-sex couples. It is also a great…

Religion and Politics

Religion and Politics

In all of the hoopla over the recent pick of Paul Ryan as the Republican nominee for vice president and the subsequent convention, one fact has been largely overlooked: the Romney-Ryan ticket is the first major political party ticket without…

The Idea Stands Alone

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As the U.S. presidential election continues to heat up over the next couple of months, I’m sure I will be tempted to jump into the turbulent and bloody waters of political blogging. I am trying my best to resist the…

Election Night, 2008

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This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  Within a few scant months I felt at home around the Milwaukee group of couchsurfers, even if I was…

Is a Moon Base Really Laughable?

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Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich made headlines by promising a Moon base by the end of his second term. Now, let’s ignore the fact that Gingrich faces numerous uphill battles to be elected to president (TWICE!), and instead,…