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Thinking ahead

One of the great tragedies of the 2008 presidential election is that so many people believe they are voting for the lesser of evils. I think even hardcore leftists will admit quite a lot of misgiving and embarrassment that their candidate is a freshman ideologue whose strengths seem to be limited to giving good speeches and having media charisma.

Underlying this tragedy is an even greater misfortune, one that has haunted American politics for so long that people now believe that this state of affairs is how it has always been. The reason we face electing the lesser of evils in 2008 is that none of us participated in the process that led to the current candidates occupying the positions they do. […] Continue reading

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21:50 So, which is it

So far, Obama has claimed that the economy, social services, the environment, and health care are the most important issues of our time. McCain may not be able to do more than one thing at a time, but Obama appears … Continue reading

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Voting for America’s king

All of this talk in this presidential election cycle about who has the most experience to be president leaves me wondering when we developed an American nobility only from which can our candidates for president be chosen. When did some sort of ephemeral experience at being “presidential” become the prerequisite for being president? […] Continue reading

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