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a new amendment

I’d like to propose a new amendment to the US Constitution:

(1) The president shall have the power to veto specific expenditures within every federal budget, in the interests of balancing the budget.  206 more words


I wrote two poems

This is not a refutation,

Though you wouldn’t have minded–it was always in the sprit of things.

This is the truth, as best I can manage. 976 more words


Do away with referendum democracy

This week the California supreme court will hear oral arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which passed in last November’s general election.  The amendment to the state constitution ostensibly overturns a ruling by the high court granting same-sex couples the right to marry under the California constitution.   964 more words


What's going on at the Aiakeion?

Grain was the most important commodity for ancient Mediterranean people. Today Americans rarely worry the cost of food will triple or quadruple overnight, but that was a very real problem for ancient Athenians.   264 more words