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Are we citizens or mere spectators?

The American two party political system is broken. The Democrats are attempting to go forward without any significant bipartisan cooperation. The Republicans have chosen not to have a legislative platform of any kind, and will devote themselves solely to regaining Congressional leadership power while blocking whatever initiatives the Democrats put forward, including, most particularly, establishing […]

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Truth and trust: Our nation is suffering from too little of both

Shortly after I started full-time school in 1936, I remember relating to my mother some wildly exaggerated stories told by one of my school mates about how wealthy his family was. His father owned and operated a six-stool, two-booth diner in downtown Hartford. She responded to this by saying that one of the great advantages of always telling the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.