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5 Reasons to Repeal Obamacare

  There are dozens of reasons to repeal the legislation now known as Obamacare. Remember that this is the legislation that was so bad, it could only be passed with the out-and-out purchase of votes referred to in the press as “the Cornhusker Kickback” and “the Louisiana Purchase.” While there are undeniably desirable elements in the legislation, such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, the bad far...Read More

How Dumb is the American Public?

A couple of years ago, I was a DoD employee leading a team of engineers and supply chain professionals working to restore the war-torn economies of the Middle East. I travelled one week to Kadahar, in southern Afghanistan, to meet with local Afghan government officials, and I was asked by contractor who was supporting my team at that time to look up a friend of hers while I was KAF (Kandahar Air Field). “Mary...Read More

Diminishing the Lives of Our Children: Why Don’t We Care?

A recent Gallup Poll indicates that over half of us are no longer confident that the next generation of Americans have the opportunity to be better off than we are today. “Nearly six in 10 Americans are currently dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents. Older Americans are particularly unhappy on this question, but on balance, the majority of...Read More

Separation of Church and State?

Here are excerpts from the Preambles of the constitutions of each of our 50 United States: Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.. Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land. Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the...Read More

Backing Losers: Why Do Otherwise Rational People Continue to Ascribe to Irrational Positions?

 I recently authored a blog about a dinner conversation where one of my colleagues insisted that President Obama bears almost no blame for the current state of the US economy, in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. (http://sensiblethought.com/2011/believe-it-or-not-there-are-still-obama-supporters-out-there)  Last week, I had a similar conversation with a relative who has the unfortunate disability of...Read More

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