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Thursday, July 25, 2024

The end of a grand experiment

Last year, in an attempt to make our reader bloggers more accountable, I tried to require all bloggers to use their real names and to provide background information so readers could "consider the source" when reading blogs and comments.

That suggestion brought howls and protests from some who said using their real names would put them in jeopardy, either at work or from Internet stalkers. I relented but asked reader bloggers to help by citing more sources and sticking to national political issues, which is what Capitol Hill Blue is all about.

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Should Iran solve it’s own problems?

What should the United States “do” about Iran? Perhaps very little, except speak firmly for democracy, human rights and justice and not shoot ourselves in the foot yet again.
As Thomas Edison said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” Discontent is “stage one” in the process of political reform. Dissent is the second stage. Assembly is the third. The final stage is either actual reform or armed insurrection.

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The Sunday Take: Parties Try Again to Fix the Primary Process

There is no end to the complaints about the way the two political parties select their presidential nominees. As the litany goes, the process begins too early, gives undue influence to a handful of small, unrepresentative states and has encouraged a disorderly leapfrogging by other states that has…

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