Tag Archive: Constitution

Apr 12 2014

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism characterizing Americans’ perceptions …

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Jan 16 2014

Texas Municipal Police Association endorses Skip Ogle for State Rep. District 6

The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of Skip Ogle in his race for Texas House of Representatives. Kevin Lawrence, Executive Director of TMPA says that after interviewing Mr. Ogle and polling law enforcement officers from the area, they are convinced that he is the best …

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Jul 24 2013

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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May 22 2013

Military strength depends on stopping sexual assaults

  “We must do everything we can to put an end to these abuses. They are ruining the lives of thousands of patriotic women who wanted only to serve their country but fell prey to men who abused positions of power.’ Recent allegations of sexual assault by members of our armed forces have refocused national …

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Apr 27 2013

The baby-faced bomber

Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. Sometimes it’s outright deceptive. The picture of “Bomber No. 2” didn’t look a bit like a mass murderer. A sweet-faced college kid, the former lifeguard, the nice young man described by classmates and friends. It couldn’t be. There must be some outside organization calling the shots. An international conspiracy, perhaps. …

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Jul 02 2012

Be careful of your witness

By James J. Jackson The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed-not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list …

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Feb 21 2012

The fight over reproductive rights

Liberals aren’t trying to make anyone use birth control. By Donald Kaul The air is still thick with outrage over President Barack Obama’s attempt to require all employers to provide insurance coverage for people who desire (or need) birth control. Catholic bishops and their fellow travelers exploded in righteous indignation over a proposal that would …

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Jan 19 2012

What I’m giving up in 2012

By Donald Kaul I generally make New Year’s resolutions in hopes of becoming a better person — more disciplined, healthier, or, at the very least, less pathetic. Some of these resolutions last until nightfall. Some don’t. None ever sees February. This year, I’m taking a different approach. I’m going to concentrate on giving up things. …

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