Incest on the Brave New Moral Frontier: Isn’t Gay “Marriage” Just the Beginning?

September 6, 2014
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Incest on the Brave New Moral Frontier: Isn’t Gay “Marriage” Just the Beginning?

Scratch the surface of politicians these days, and you’ll find that the driving force is power and money, the keys which seem to unlock privilege, advantage, and well-being for governments and individuals.       Heritage, tradition, religion and other conservative values are often important only for appearances, to leave an impression purely designed to…

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Let’s Hope Internet Chair John Thune Will Remember his Dad–and Other Rural Underdogs

September 5, 2014
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Let’s Hope Internet Chair John Thune Will Remember his Dad–and Other Rural Underdogs

South Dakota’s US Senator John Thune will be prominent in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee next term, most likely as chairman.  The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reminds us that “He would take on the new position as residents in even the most isolated parts of the rural countryside demand faster Internet connection.”   …

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Is Federal Control Hollowing Out US Education?

September 4, 2014
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Is Federal Control Hollowing Out US Education?

       Yes, competency-based education is quite appropriate for the learning disabled, but should that model be applied to the population at large?  For centuries, education was pitched to students in the top half, so what will be the result when government focuses on the bottom half?  How can it be made to work…

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Will Pot-Friendly States Be Liable for “DUI” Driving Deaths?

September 3, 2014
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Will Pot-Friendly States Be Liable for “DUI” Driving Deaths?

A recent Associated Press article begins with a dire warning: “As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths.”  It’s one thing having a few people knowingly breaking the law.  They’ll most likely be experienced and extra…

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Veterans Remember V-J Day as Closure to WW2

September 2, 2014
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Veterans Remember V-J Day as Closure to WW2

To people back home, V-J Day meant that fathers, sons, brothers, and uncles would finally be returning home.  American troops around the world dreaded the prospect of invading the Japanese homeland, especially when the end of the war in Europe was already behind them.       The defensive fighting spirit of Japanese soldiers was…

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September 1, 1939: WW2 Erupts

September 1, 2014
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September 1, 1939: WW2 Erupts

Life Magazine‘s “World War II Erupts: Color Photos from the Invasion of Poland, 1939” hints at the diplomatic charade that preceded the outbreak of World War II:        On September 1, 1939, one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, more than a million German troops–along with 50,000…

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