Articles Posted in the " Politics " Category

  • PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    Another interesting conversation over at Community College Dean’s blog.  He notes that here in Pennsylvania the Governor is considering having state funding for some higher ed follow the students rather than funding the state “affiliated” schools in large blocks. My...


  • Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    An interesting thought comes out as a result of someone on another post writing “I’m so clueless as to why this is even an issue.” He was talking about the issue of Same Sex Marriage. Now, I could assume that...


  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    Lesson #1 in learning about diplomacy: governments choose their words very carefully, so that messages are sent in the headlines, and the quotes. In 1990 George H W Bush made the statement, as the Iraqi forces were still rolling in...


  • Are Cries of Racism Necessary? Or, Are We a Narcissistic Society?

    Are Cries of Racism Necessary? Or, Are We a Narcissistic Society?

    Yesterday, on NPR, Juan Williams presented a story entitled “Is Race A Factor In Protests Of Obama Initiatives?” I must admit, I had somewhat of a knee-jerk reaction to that story.  I have always been resistant to people bringing up...


  • Quote for Today from Paul Feyerabend

    Quote for Today from Paul Feyerabend

    Feyerabend’s book, “Against Method” stands as a critical look at science, and how we “know.”  As part of the domain “philosophy of Science” he stands as one of the interesting challengers to what we think we know, categorized often as...


  • Specter’s Spectre

    Specter’s Spectre

    I have had a day to digest the news, and speaking as a conservative, and a life-long Republican, my first reaction remains my reaction: “I had to hold my nose, and vote for Specter.  Now I have to do neither.”...


  • Truer words…

    Truer words…

    I saw someone on Twitter last night call President Obama to task for ridiculing private business owners for flying on privately owned corporate jets while failing to call members of Congress out for traveling on “free” junkets funded either by...


  • Pesky Tax Cuts expiring? What are they?

    Pesky Tax Cuts expiring? What are they?

    Just yesterday an impromptu discussion in taxation and representation occured over at Community College Dean’s blog.  Apparently “anonymous‘s” comment was “uncalled for” when anonymous (in response to the question about including tax-payers in selecting a college’s Board of Trustees) suggested...