Common Sense


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Another midterm election cycle completed and the republican party took over Congress. The media cried, “America has spoken!” Turnout for the 2014 general election was thirty-six percent. Party primaries reached half that pathetic number. Less than half in some districts. The voters have definitely spoken. They said, “We don’t care.” […]

A Primer on Primaries




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One of my favorite quotes from Thomas Paine's Common Sense involves the notion of societal blessings weighed against the necessary evil of government to deliver those ends.  Yet what happens when government becomes antithetical, or in our case inimical, to the...

Bread and Circus