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Going About Politics All Wrong

There are generally two approaches to politics. One is to be vague and to avoid well-defined positions for fear that your enemies can use them against you; you ride the waves of hope and expectation and when necessary, make promises … Continue reading

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Essentials

This is what it comes down — courage or fear, consistency or convenience, courage or cowardice. Of especial disdain I have for people who dare not set foot in the political arena, and then lecture from their own ignorance as … Continue reading

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Exploiting Citizens

One of the greatest evils that a state can do to its citizens is to determine their weaknesses and then exploit them. The heart of conservatism sees the weaknesses of men and forbids the state from using those weaknesses against … Continue reading

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Has Politics Become Gossip?

I’m interested in what happens around me at every level of government, but I’m really tired of the constant noise, the endless smoke, the endless discussions of no substance. Has politics become just gossip? Worse, has it become a gossip … Continue reading

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An End to Outrage

Much of what we call “news” is simply outrage politics, and outrage politics falls into two broad camps. The first is stories of local concern blown up to be a national problem, when in fact there is no reason why … Continue reading

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Inside Voice Vs. Outside Voice

How strange it is that politics, the actions of others, fascinates me. It is part psychological drama, part intersection of truth and human depravity; it is something important, but it is also something external to myself. It is also possibly … Continue reading

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Get Money Into Politics

The call to take money out of politics at first blush seems good. It inspires visions of people serving the public unstained and it identifies an easy-to-hate villain. However, like many things we’ve heard all our lives, this too is … Continue reading

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