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Political Glossary

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which … Continue reading

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Border Issues

“There is a crisis here but it has nothing to do with immigration.”–Gilbert Rebollar, a board member of the Brawley Elementary School District who is also an analyst at the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. Jose A. Del Real, … Continue reading

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Health Care Revisited

“Ways and Means Republicans have voted to defund, undercut, and undermine our country’s health care system.”–Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. “They have made it clear as day that they care more about the cost of the ACA than the value of … Continue reading

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What Do You Care What Other People Think?

“What Do You Care What Other People Think?”is the second of two books of oral reminiscences of American physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman explains that this was the advice given by his wife. This advice seems to have served him well. … Continue reading

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Tom’s travel

We didn’t know where Tom was last November, but we do now. Tom and his wife have traveled the world at the expense of the Ripon Society and the Franklin Center–Prague, London, Berlin, and Paris last November. According to Tom: … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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House Rules Revisited

According to the NPR article cited, Democrats propose the following changes to House Rules:     Democrats will revive the “Gephardt Rule,” introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling — the … Continue reading

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