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A Very Old War

By Tom McLaughlin ~

For homework, I told students to research a 1786 conversation Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had in London with a representative of the Barbary Pirates named Ambassador Adja. 702 more words

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Subjects Object

By Tom McLaughlin ~

Something shifted in our collective consciousness this month – something basic. It’s like that old children’s story about the emperor’s new clothes. 877 more words

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Progressive Bigots

By Tom McLaughlin ~

While I can’t understand everything that’s happening in the world, I pay attention and try to at least form working hypotheses to explain things. 812 more words

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Hope And Change Circle The Drain

By Tom McLaughlin ~

The Obama Administration is actually doing what the Nixon Administration only dreamt. Nixon was forced to resign for even thinking about using the IRS to harass his political enemies, but Obama’s minions actually do it, and so far, have gotten away with it. 852 more words

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If It Can't Go On Like This, It Won't

By Tom McLaughlin ~

Republican leaders don’t like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, or Congressman Trey Gowdy (pictured at right) of South Carolina. Both are trying to do what they promised their constituents: shrink government. 842 more words

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Objective Truth

By Tom McLaughlin ~

“What do you know for sure?” the old man would always ask me after letting me in and giving me a cup of coffee. 803 more words

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