Monthly Archives: August 2012

Are Those who Dislike Obama Racist?: A Thought from Andrew J. Billups

Occam’s Razor (or The Law of Parsimony) states that the simplest explanation for what we observe is usually the one we should accept. If someone tells me that they don’t like George Bush because he cynically understated the cost of … Continue reading

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Governor Bobby Jindal: Is He or Isn’t He Opposed to Bailouts?

Governor Bobby Jindal has opposed bailouts — insisting that the cost of poor judgment should not be spread out over all taxpayers. Does he contradict himself, when he insists on “federal money” to reimburse Louisiana for costs associated with assisting … Continue reading

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The Liberal Mind: Six Questions

(1) Why would anyone want a political system that restricts personal freedom instead of enhancing it; (2) denounces personal responsibility instead of promoting it; (3) surrenders personal sovereignty instead of honoring it; (4) attacks the philosophical foundations of liberty instead … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Best Friend

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The Natural Life in Us: A Thought from C. S. Lewis (thanks to Lisa Miller)

“The natural life in each of us is something self-centred, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe. And especially it wants to be left to itself: to keep … Continue reading

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Anger Management: A Thought from Alanis Morissette

“Anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.” — Alanis Morissette (quoted in PARADE) Share on Facebook

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Keep it Brief: Advice from J. J. Ramberg

“When you talk about your business, bring your Cliff’s Notes and not your novel.” — J. J. Ramberg Share on Facebook

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How Best to Help the Poor: A Thought from Ben Franklin (thanks to Phil Pausmer)

 “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. — I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them … Continue reading

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Happiness: A Thought from Ayn Rand

“The Founding Fathers spoke of the right to the pursuit of happiness—not of the right to happiness.” — Ayn Rand Share on Facebook

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