Tag Archives: Pragmatism

Stupid Teachers – Our Synonym Problem

Douglas R. Burgess Jr. authored an op-ed in the New York Times , which stated that piracy is by definition terrorism. Reading it, I wanted to SCREAM! It reflected one of the critical problems with fighting terrorism, the inability that … Continue reading

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Question #7: Should we modify the Bill of Rights by repealing the 2nd Amendment?

In a YouTube video and blog post, Naomi Chambers answers affirmatively her rhetorical question, “Should we repeal the 2nd amendment?” This post will do two things: (1) chew her analysis, and (2) provide the negative argument to her question.  However, … Continue reading

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The Republican Hydra

Last year’s Republican presidential nomination process was interesting, because the candidates who contested through the process represented distinct ideological perspectives.  Thus, they are proxies for the relative strength of contesting ideas within the Republican Party. The ability of candidates with … Continue reading

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Independence Day Roundup

Below are some quotes, links, and videos related to Independence Day, which we can continue to celebrate through the weekend and every day. In words that resonate today, General George Washington‘s wrote on 7/2/1776, excerpted from general orders (HT: The … Continue reading

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