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Ben Bradlee: A Valiant David Among Media Golieths

Spring, 1973: While others may have known about it, two young reporters for the Washington Post – a struggling newspaper in the nation’s capital, with a short history of tackling some of the days essential stories, such as the recently released expose on behind the scenes disclosures of Pentagon tactics contained in the Pentagon Papers, and the Whistle-Blower responsible for their disclosure – Daniel Ellsberg, had information about corruption within the administration of President Richard Nixon. 1,005 more words

The Constitution

Is the Constitution Really Inimical To States Rights?

by Al Benson Jr.

A lot of years ago now, when I first became involved in conservative and patriotic endeavors, I can recall many patriotic folks saying that we needed to get our government “back to the Constitution.” While I believe that would be a step in the right direction, away from the rogue government we have now with its Marxist proclivities, I am not sure that, in the long run, this would solve all our problems. 952 more words

Elections, 1792 Style: Why the President was never Supposed to be Chosen by Popular Vote

The Electoral College has been one of the most debated parts of Presidential Elections in the United States.  Many in my own family didn’t understand back in 2000 how George W. 1,126 more words

Constitution

THE BILL OF RIGHTS of The United States of America

FROM THE BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. 222 more words

COMMENTARY

Does Popular Election of Senators Actually Give Us Less Qualified Senators?

Not many people are familiar with the topic of direct election of Senators, much less its relevance to our everyday lives.  All we know is that we are inundated every two years with election mail, commercial ads and annoying phone calls.  1,731 more words

Constitution

United States of America, raison d'être ?

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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Culture & Society

Food Processing, Information Processing, Child Processing?

When I was teaching I often decried the tendency for “educrats” to address education as something we did “to” students rather than something we did “with” them. 718 more words

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