Category Archives: Political

The Wall That Doesn’t Exist

With all the talk about border walls, this weekend I heard a story that sounded like something from Lewis Carroll (You know, Alice in Wonderland). Talk to a North Korean official and hear the lament about The Concrete Wall.  Standing 5-8 meters high and 10-19 meters thick, with military positions, it was built by South

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Fake News: The Worst Is Yet To Come?

If you’re concerned about fake news, it may only get worse. We’ve already had examples of what clever technology can do — this video appeared on the Internet in May of Donald Trump apparently offering advice to the people of Belgium on climate change.  (It looks pretty artificial to me, but many took it seriously.)

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Should The Government Become More Entrepreneurial?

We’ve heard a lot about the Federal Government’s failed entrepreneurial attempts, like solar energy in the previous administration ( https://www.dailysignal.com/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures//disclaimer: I know nothing about this website).  But did you also know that the government had backed Tesla? The government is a logical source for investment funding into early-stage research — the military, basic science, and

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A Flaw in the Justice System

I’ve always felt what makes us civilized is respect for the law.  And when the law doesn’t work well, it undermines our civilization.  That’s why I support the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law (https://law.uc.edu/real-world-learning/centers/ohio-innocence-project-at-cincinnati-law.html), which has the simple goal of freeing innocent people who have been convicted of a

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Coming To America

We hear a lot of talk about immigration, but it’s almost always from our viewpoint.  Have you ever wondered how immigrating looks from the other side?  Say, you want to come here from Somalia? Then you should listen to “Abdi and the Golden Ticket” about a young Somali who wanted to escape the turmoil of

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What’s More Important — Patriotism or Free Speech?

Today the test-of-patriotism spotlight is on professional football players, but in 1942 it was on Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Specifically, two elementary school girls from Charleston, West Virginia. At that time, West Virginia required all students and teachers to salute the flag.  Jehovah’s Witnesses objected because they believed this violated the Bible commandment against worshiping images.  Gathie

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