Outside Money Means Less Local Control

photo credit: stash via photopin (license) The U.S. Congress has a longstanding law prohibiting American politicians from taking campaign contributions from foreign governments and citizens.  The law was affirmed unanimously by the Supreme Court as recently as 2012, and for good reason:  Outside powers should not be able to choose our political leaders, or control […]

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Columbus Day Book Review

photo credit: Simon & Schuster I saw a lot of pithy slogans and clever picture quotes on my social networks yesterday pointing out that the voyages of Christopher Columbus, which we celebrate with a national holiday, also brought with them evils like racism and genocide. Fair enough, and true enough.  But one of the things […]

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