Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Politics

Don’t Blame Political Opponents for Crimes of an Individual

On Wednesday morning, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican Members of Congress. The Republicans were reportedly...

Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

I visited Washington, DC for the first time in 1980. I was 13. Jimmy Carter was the president. My family only had one day to see...

Donald Trump and the Politics of Whine

“No politician in history, and I say this with great surety,” U.S. president Donald Trump told Coast Guard Academy graduates on May 17, “has been...

Police Oppose Bill Banning Sexual Contact with Sex Workers

Earlier this year, the Anchorage Police Department sent one of its top officials to Juneau with a request for lawmakers: Don't pass a bill...

Charlottesville Haters: Test Case for the Internet as Public Square

In a recent column, I celebrated the phenomenon of “Social Preferencing” and the boost Charlottesville gave to an online, crowdsourced, social media version of it,...

Hey, wait a minute, Trump’s fear-mongering isn’t new

Stoking public fear is a bipartisan White House tradition to boost presidential power. President Trump is being reviled for wildly exaggerating the peril of Muslim...

Trump questions lawmakers’ efforts to curb asset seizures by police

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was "no reason" to curb law enforcement agencies that seize cash, vehicles and other assets of people...

A Peek Inside Schrödinger’s Ballot Box

In 1962, philosopher Richard Wollheim published an interesting article entitled “A Paradox in the Theory of Democracy” in which he pointed out an inherent...

Trump Impeachment – Pros and Cons

The campaign to impeach President Trump began immediately upon his inauguration. That's not an exaggeration. On January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported on...

We Are Still A Long Way From ‘The Russians Hacked the Election’

As much as it seems to pain mainstream Democrats, Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency because of a vast Russian conspiracy. He won because, for...
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