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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part One

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I’m ashamed to be an American, an Italian-American, a Hispanic-American, an African-American, what have you. If there’s got to be an “American” suffix to complete the descriptor of my national identity, then I have to resign myself from now on to wear it as a badge of dishonor; and so should you! Read More »

California Bans Plastic Bags, and Zaps Your Freedom

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With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. It also requires most stores to charge shoppers 10 cents for either reusable plastic bags or paper bags. The idea is to manipulate people into using cloth totes to carry home their groceries. Hooray for the environment? Maybe. Read More »

Trump Won, Get Over It

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To all the college students, celebrities, protesters, and social justice warriors crying over the election, let's get one thing straight: you aren't as special as you think you are. Get over it. Read More »

Party-Neutral Dollar Woes Led to Trump Election

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The economic divide exploded into the sunlight with the ascendance of the Tea Party movement, identified more or less with the right wing, and the Occupy movement on the left. The difference between those two phenomena was more cultural than philosophical. Read More »

Donald Trump in the White House: The New Abnormal

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Whom did we elect? Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? The guy who tweeted that “professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” or the guy who, the next morning, reversed himself with “love the fact that small groups of protesters have passion for our great country"? Read More »