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White. Male. Raised in the deepest of the Deep South. Retired Navy. Strong Christian. Proud Liberal. Thus, Contrarian!

It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love PRISM

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PRISM isn't so much a new program as it is an upgrade of existing initiatives, and I support it. Had it existed 12 years ago, it might even have prevented 9/11. Read More »

How Does a Nation Attain and Maintain First-World Status?

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It feels good to say we need to get rid of big government, but we're forgetting just how green our side of the fence really is. Read More »

Book Review: A Game of Thrones Series by George R. R. Martin

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Time magazine called the author "an American Tolkien". High praise indeed -- but is it accurate? Read More »

Brad Paisley’s Courageous Attempt to Bridge the Racial Gap

A country music star takes a brave stand, but is this simply a bridge too far? Read More »

Washington’s Legalization of Marijuana: What a Long, Strange Trip it Is!

I can't call it voter's remorse, but we really didn't see all this coming. Read More »

Full Time Wages Should Not Mean Poverty Wages

It simply makes no sense that those working full time should need federal assistance to feed their families. Read More »

A Tale of Two Cities, as Told by Paul Harvey

Two cities, one in Georgia, the other in California, that are facing very similar legislative decisions. Read More »

Is It Time to Recognize Animals as Sentient Beings?

And if so, where does that leave me with my addiction to eating meat? Read More »

What is the Republicans’ Sudden Problem with Democracy?

Are we beginning to see a new stage developing in the GOP's current case of Obama Derangement Syndrome? Read More »

What I’d Love to See in the Next State of the Union Address

The Republicans want the power to determine how our economy should go. I say let's give it to them! Read More »