Category Archives: Neighbor Relating to Government

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Clearing the Air -- Opinion Editorial, Myrtle Beach Sun-News

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The Professionals Who Become Presidents: There was a lawyer, an engineer and a politician… Why do professional paths to the top vary so much? — The Economist

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The Coming of the Fourth American Republic — James V. Delong, The American Magazine

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Anger Is Crowds Overarching Emotion at McCain Rally — Michael D. Shear and Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post

Can’t say that I blame them.

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Sweet Seventeen — Ari, The Edge of the American West

“On this day in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment was ratified, providing for the direct election of Senators…”

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Can a Regular American Win the White House? — DJ Drummond, Wizbang

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Would a Long, Drawn-Out GOP Primary Be So Bad? — Jim Geraghty, The Campaign Spot on National Review Online

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A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign — Edward J. Larson, Published by Free Press

See a review on this book here by Heather Wilhelm on RealClearPolitics

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Sorry, but no one is going to win, check out the delegate math — Thunder, Redstate

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Why Were Pollsters Only Off On Hillary’s Share Tuesday? — Jim Geraghty, The Campaign Spot on National Review Online

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Geek the Vote: Science & Tech Guide to the Election — Popular Mechanics

“Popular Mechanics compiled these links to make it easier to compare leading presidential candidates on several issues of interest to our readers, primarily in areas of science and technology. We did not analyze any of the proposals, and we do not necessarily endorse them.”

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Huckacide: A shiny Christmas present for the Democrats. — Rich Lowry, National Review Online

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Convention Wisdom: A Minneapolis floor fight is not so far-fetched. — David Freddoso, National Review Online

Cited in this article is a webpage that will track delegate counts for both parties, which should be very useful to political junkies in the coming months.

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Rural Britain wants to take itself off the GPS map
— Sarah Lyall, International Herald Tribune

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Why is a Hillary Clinton Campaign Member Asking Questions at a Republican Debate? — Adam Yoshida

See Also from Jim Geraghty at National Review: One Guy Asked a Question At Both Parties’ YouTube Debates? More YouTube Questions From Liberals Exposed.

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On Federalism — Fred Thompson,
The Friends of Fred Thompson Blog

I’ve been listening to the Federalist Papers recently, and what Fred Thompson has to say here is almost Hamiltonian in its rhetoric and succinctness. Please, read the whole thing.

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Declaration of Independence, graph 1

“IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776: The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America…” When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which [...]

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Declaration of Independence, graph 2.2

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such [...]

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Declaration of Independence, graph 2.4

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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Declaration of Independence, graph 5

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.