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Addendum to Enthusiasms

Some quick thoughts on yesterday’s posting, especially the way I ended it. I question whether I was actually addressing the spirit of the challenge that John presented in his previous blog. 840 more words

Daniel Hayes

Enthusiasms

(1) I continue to think about a distinction between political rhetoric and political analysis. I don’t mean “rhetoric” in any derogatory way; I’m assuming that everyone, out of political necessity, expresses themselves rhetorically—and part of that involves making compromises, signing up for legislation that isn’t perfect, and otherwise expressing yourself in ways available to citizens (voting being the most obvious way). 1,223 more words

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Crybabies of the World Unite!

In essence, John is arguing the following: Don’t be a crybaby, sniping from the sidelines, indulging in fantasies and keeping yourself from doing constructive things to alleviate what you see as problems. 1,852 more words

Daniel Hayes