Category: Washington Post

When It Isn’t All About You – The Indiana Law

April 7th, 2015, No Comments

(Links are not posting reliably so please excuse the URLs in the post used for proper attribution. I’ll be editing older posts for the same purpose.) Many states are seeking to reprise Federal restatements about religious freedoms. These state-by-state activities pose an urgent question. Why do legislators at local levels believe that kind of repetition […]

Attitudes about Government in and out of China

February 14th, 2013, 1 Comment

I read an article the other day about a blogger said to have taken rare photographs of the President elect of China, Xi Ping. I have been unable to find that original article but the Washington Post notes it here. The lines which caught my eye in the other article spoke of how the blogger […]

All I want is Czechoslovakia – Appeasement Politics in the U.S.

November 19th, 2010, 6 Comments

Ezra Klein’s article in today’s Washington Post is a prime example of how easily we can mistake the dirty pool of politics for government policy. While earmarks are being banned (in a non-binding sort of way), we are ignoring the fact that every single item on the US legislative agenda is automatically turned into an […]

No Boy Left Behind

March 26th, 2009, No Comments

This column by Kathleen Parker is indicative of the impoverished intellectual landscape that President Obama is facing as he gears up to alter the course of our disastrous history. I believe the platform was built on the concept of ‘change’. This must be staunchly resisted by conservatives for fear of having to share their rung […]

Disease as a Function of Moral Decay

April 25th, 2007, No Comments

The Washington Post published an article that dispels the myth of our modern age.  If we are so advanced, why is the health of our population declining rather than improving?  Perhaps the  length of life has been extended but the early onset of multiple and serious conditions indicate we are merely living longer with disease […]

The Ministry of Information

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on The Ministry of Information

To the Editor, The American people are susceptible to the hype of campaign promises unlikely to be kept and the “spin” doctors who try to limit embarrassment on the part of officials caught in their insincerities pre and post election. We tend to believe what appears in news soundbytes and is offered to us by […]

Restoring the Force of Constitutional Law

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on Restoring the Force of Constitutional Law

To the Editor, The story of U.S. war crimes being reported in Cuba, Afghanistan and Iraq were handily summarized in these closing editorial statements; “The only solution is for Mr. Bush to formally forswear the abusive practices his administration has adopted. If he will not, Congress must prohibit their use.” We must all take responsibility […]

Bush, Cheney Prepare for 9/11 Questioning

April 29th, 2004, Comments Off on Bush, Cheney Prepare for 9/11 Questioning

To the Editor, Can someone clarify this issue for me, a mere college graduate with an advanced degree? A congressional investigation is underway in which two key participants will only appear in tandem while neither is placed under oath. Furthermore, no transcripts or recordings will be made. Does this really reflect the level of concern […]

Washington Post – You are missing the point!

April 26th, 2004, Comments Off on Washington Post – You are missing the point!

To the Editor, Your paper completely misses the boat regarding the proper use of valuable genetic information. It’s major value is in understanding the risks we take by living in a land where environmental pollution goes unchecked and where consumers use products incorporating many toxic ingredients Such exposures are the triggering events which activate genetic […]

Scientific vs. Market Research

April 20th, 2004, Comments Off on Scientific vs. Market Research

To the Editor: The list of potential purchases in the American marketplace, along with potential dangers accompanying their use, are limitless because the very nature of research has been altered. Objective inquiry has been replaced by market research. Manufacturers pay scientists to study multiple aspects of a consumer product in development. The results, now the […]

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