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To Pledge or Not to Pledge: A National Anthem Protest Story

I have a complicated relationship with the Pledge of Allegiance and other nationalist rituals like singing the National Anthem, so I was hoping the whole issue stirred up by San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick would go away quickly. Its too difficult of a conversation to have on social media, where nuance goes to die. […]

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My Thought Evolution on Freedom: Remembering 9/11

Two obvious points: 1) Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged!  2) Obviously, its the 14th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/2001. I’ll skip the boring and lame reasons for #1 and focus on #2 today.  Every year on 9/11 I feel like I should have something profound to say. I never really […]

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Tearing Down the Two Party System Benefits All

As a Minnesota Native, I disagreed with almost everything the late Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone tried to do as a politician.  But I, along with many of his colleagues on both sides of the isle, respected him for his principled stances on issues he passionately believed in.  He was an ideologue who made no apologies […]

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The Central Planning Fallacy

I’ve wanted to make something like this for a while, and finally found the perfect picture while out on one of my recent Fall bike rides around my neighborhood.  This is my first foray into the meme creation world.  One of the great lessons I took away from my time working for the federal government […]

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Executive Branch Hypocrisy

  The other day, as I finally got around to finishing up my latest copy of reason magazine (not capitalized intentionally), I apparently had saved the best for last.  If you have time to read anything on my blog this week, pick reason’s interview (by Matt Welch) of the politically left’s Jeremy Scahill as he outlines […]

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Unrealistic Expectations: Security vs Freedom

As Americans, we must decide whether or not we prize security over freedom. We cannot have it both ways. It’s time for us to understand that. The bombing on April 15th at the Boston Marathon re-enforced that point for me, although it’s a topic I have thought about a lot over the past years since […]

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