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Gun Simplicity

It should be patently obvious that the arguments involved in the discussion about the second amendment to the constitution, and about gun rights and gun control in the United States, have tended to greatly oversimplify reality. And the simplification goes … Continue reading

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What Magna Carta?

This past week there was a significant official ceremony marking the anniversary of an event of far-reaching historical importance. No, I’m not talking about the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18th, 1815), which was also marked by … Continue reading

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Fundamental Bias

As I write today, history is repeating itself. The bad news: Many human beings are once again demonstrating that they are both (1) capable of gross insensitivity and (2) ignorant of history. The good news is that we seem to … Continue reading

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Foreign Intelligence

It is possible that some of the statements in my previous entry on this blog (The Snowden Caper) may have sounded a bit paranoid. I would argue that the interpretations in my argument were, in fact, entirely realistic. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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The Snowden Caper

In recent weeks the media and members of Congress have erupted with shock, surprise, and outrage about the “new” ways in which our government has been violating the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. There was the “scandal” involving tracking the … Continue reading

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Supreme Scandal?

Perhaps you believe that you keep up with the actions of the Supreme Court. You may even recognize, as I do, that the decisions of these nine judges have a significant effect on the lives of all of us in … Continue reading

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