Category Archives: Politics

Comments on political figures & groups

Why is Atlanta burning?

Originally posted on Charles write here:
When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify…

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Some Thoughts on Voter ID Laws

If voter i.d. laws were truly about identifying the voters so as to remove the possibility of fraud, voter registration cards would be issued with a photo on them as driver’s licenses are. Issuing a card without a photo and … Continue reading

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Free Speech Has Consequences

In my experience, bigots and other intolerant people will generally self-identify by their own words and clothing choices. If you show up in public wearing a Nazi swastika or other Nazi or fascist symbol and it’s not for a WW2 … Continue reading

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A Southerner Speaks Out on the So-Called Confederate Flag

As an American who had ancestors who fought for the Confederacy and a Southerner whose family roots in the South go back for over 200 years, I am aware of the history of the Civil War, what led up to … Continue reading

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