Tag: politicians
MI Governor’s Rule-Breaking Is Nothing New—Here’s Why Politicians Seem to Favor Hypocrisy
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t the best at following orders. But then again, neither are the majority of her colleagues in politics.  After prohibiting Michiganders from traveling between residences they own at the height of the pandemic, Gretchen got some attention for allowing her own husband to travel between their homes. Now, the Democrat...
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To Live and Dine in L.A.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl believes “outdoor dining is probably more dangerous in terms of contagion than any other kind of business,” so on November 30 she voted to uphold a ban on outdoor dining in the county. Hours after casting her vote, Supervisor Kuehl dined outside at the upscale Il Forno Trattoria...
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A Surefire Way to Improve the World
Self-improvement leads to world-improvement.
The Hot-Air Barrier: A Major Reason for the Infeasibility of Representative Government
Between the would-be, public office-holder on the one hand and the citizen in general and voter in particular on the other, lies a huge barrier that precludes the establishment of any rational connection. Think of genuine “representative government” on anything other than a very small scale as a practical impossibility. Many reasons explain the...
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Man-Bites-Dog Story: A Politician Speaks the Truth
Testifying today before the House Financial Services Committee, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took some well-deserved flak for the Fed’s power-grasping attempt to gain even greater control over the nation’s financial institutions. People who have progressed beyond Political Science 101 understand, of course, that congressional hearings are rarely anything more than propaganda theater. From time to time, however, the unfathomable human element bursts...
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Onion News Network on Compulsory Childhood Politics as Community Service
In the following video, “Human Rights Group Campaigns to End Use of Child Politicians in Africa,” the Onion News Network brilliantly satirizes the hypocrisy and shallowness of politics, compulsory education, government-mandated childhood community service, child abuse, and the view that children should be groomed to seek political office. Human Rights Group Campaigns To End...
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