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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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