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It's time we stopped worshipping our "founding fathers"

For our founding fathers, “people” was a euphemism” that meant “rich white men.” Sadly, the same is true for many of our current leaders.

It’s been a momentous couple of weeks. 1,370 more words

Culture

Practical Advice To Leaders From Machiavelli's Discourses

In the work usually just known as the Discourses, Machiavelli uses as springboard the history of Rome as provided by Livy. From Livy’s history, Machiavelli thinks he can discern several eternal truths about society, government, and politics. 1,801 more words

Law & Government

Amtrak Train Crash - America's Broken Contract!

So many – especially on the right side of the U.S. political spectrum reference our Founders in an effort to justify this or that action … Even the legal, including a few Supreme Court Justices, experts call themselves “ 555 more words

Ethics/Morality

Some Brief Comments Upon Cicero's Style

After reading two works of Cicero’s, In Defense of Caelius and First Speech Against Catiline, I come away ambivalent about the great orator. He’s got the gift of gab to be sure, but he can also be a bit of a windbag. 429 more words

History

Democrats Embrace Citizens United in Defense of Clinton

Democrats Embrace Citizens United in Defense of Clinton.

Hill just loves her some big money in politics. And the party machinery that spent years on end crying foul about it before? 37 more words

Politics