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Creative Destruction for Whom?

The West once again seems to be embroiled in another debate about the merits of capitalism — only this one, as David Brooks contends in his most recent column, is “both bolder and more intellectually rigorous.” 702 more words

Jim Langcuster

Political History Tuesday: A Fast Reversal of Desire

Programming note:  This post was scheduled to run on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, but due to the infamous “technical difficulties,” it did not. Enjoy a double dose today of Political History Tuesday! 441 more words

Presidential Elections

Imagine LBJ and HHH hugging like that

Take a good look at this picture. It shows two grown men, both of whom occupy the two highest public offices in the most powerful nation on Earth, embracing in a time of profound grief. 368 more words

National News

A bullet changed history 47 years ago today

Forty-seven years ago today, I had gone to bed. It was late on a Tuesday night.

I had just watched the news about the California Democratic Party presidential primary. 593 more words

National News

The Gateway Arch

The simple appearance and design of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri hide some complex mathematics, geometry, and technology.  It should be a geek mecca. 675 more words

History

Focusing on 2016

My most recent blogs have stressed the need to focus on the election of 2016 regardless of the pundits and their predictions based on demographics. This concept can not be stressed too much. 457 more words

Democrats