Author Archives: thecenterview

The More Extremely Liberal or Conservative You Are, The Less Thinking You Do

In case it’s news – and I hope it’s not, but unfortunately, I think it is – the forces on the extremes of the political spectrum want you to be as scared as possible. Or angry. Either will do. Both is preferred. … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Reasonable Discussion About Cars

For too long in this country, the car debate has raged unabated. It’s time to have a reasonable discussion, focused on facts and not emotion, informed by science and not rhetoric, and aimed at producing a reasonable set of laws … Continue reading

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Healthcare.gov in review

Okay – oddly – I have this habit of thinking that people deserve an unbiased look at anything that’s not explicitly labeled “opinion” in the news. If you pick up a newspaper and turn to the Editorials section – you … Continue reading

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Our Fiscal House Isn’t An Actual House

Much political hay is being made these days about the government’s out-of-control spending, deficits, and the national debt. You don’t have to go far to find a politician or a pundit saying something that amounts to comparing the nation to … Continue reading

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Stopping on a DIME – Why we must intervene in Syria

I taught my kids that there are three pillars of national power — political, military, and economic.  Nations can influence other nations and their own populace using only these three levers (sometimes alone, but usually in combination with one another). … Continue reading

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Pick a Side of History, Rand Paul I don’t think there is objective evidence that we’re precluding African-Americans from voting any longer. – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), 8/14/2013 In an article in The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen gives Rand Paul some pointers … Continue reading

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No Confidence

We need a new mechanism in American politics.  We need to introduce a vote of no confidence. We’ve probably all heard the term “no confidence” before.  We might even believe that we already have a tool like this in our collective … Continue reading

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