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In the United States a great deal of the stability of the government is credited to what is commonly referred to as the balance of powers, the system in which each one of the three major functional divisions can put … Continue reading
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In recent decades it has been common for political pundits and some candidates for office to denigrate the very title “politician” and to promote the idea that what the country needs is to populate our government with non-politicians. In truth, … Continue reading
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In the United States we often comment unfavorably on the failures of democratic rule in other countries, the various insurrections and coups and corrupt elections, or the simple failures to transfer power from a losing administration to the winners of … Continue reading
Infrastructure works to normalize behavior, to the point that certain things become relatively invisible and unnoticed. – Christy Pottroff, assistant professor at Boston College. Dollars & Sense, March/April 2021 The American Society of Civic Engineers repeatedly awards our overall national … Continue reading
As I began writing this, in late September, 2020, I have just finished viewing the installation of the casket of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the statuary hall in the United States Capitol building. There were distinctive featuresin this ceremony; for … Continue reading
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As I write this, the media is proclaiming that President Trump has backtracked on his various plans to include a specific question on the official 2020 census form. The item the Trump administration wanted would ask respondents if they were … Continue reading
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We are currently half-way through the first four-year term of President Trump. Almost from the beginning there have been calls for impeachment, and the polls show that some 40 percent of our citizens support this extreme measure. This is, of … Continue reading
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The Plutocrats Strike Back
During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading
“Run government like a business.” That has been the mantra of conservatives for decades. We have been told, over and over again, that the private realm is much more efficient then the public world, and that in order to eliminate … Continue reading
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Another presidential election has passed, and once again the pundits are scrambling to interpret the results. This time they seem a bit more disoriented than normal, largely because the pre-election pollsters all predicted the wrong results. They have managed to … Continue reading
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