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An Open Letter to the Political Right

Exliberal Wrote: Aug 03, 2014 11:28 AM
Absolutely right! An example: if McCain, called a Rino by many, had won in 2008, we would NOT have the multitude of messes that we have, domestically and world wide. "Every Pub is better than any any liberal Dem." True. Unfortunately, there seem to be no surviving Dem politicians who are "centrist" enough not to be unmitigated disasters: there are no Tip O'neals; Joe Liberman was run out of the party; etc., ad nauseum. Thus, if we Republicans, of whatever stripe, don't hang together, we will surely hang separately, to quote a pundit born over 300 years ago.
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An Open Letter to the Political Right

Exliberal Wrote: Aug 03, 2014 11:28 AM
Absolutely right! An example: if McCain, called a Rino by many, had won in 2008, we would NOT have the multitude of messes that we have, domestically and world wide. "Every Pub is better than any any liberal Dem." True. Unfortunately, there seem to be no surviving Dem politicians who are "centrist" enough not to be unmitigated disasters: there are no Tip O'neals; Joe Liberman was run out of the party; etc., ad nauseum. Thus, if we Republicans, of whatever stripe, don't hang together, we will surely hang separately, to quote a pundit born over 300 years ago.
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Going Home

Exliberal Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 5:36 PM
Beautiful, Mr. Greenberg. Beautiful.
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Confusion of Words

Exliberal Wrote: Jul 18, 2014 1:21 PM
A masterpiece of irony, wit, incisive insight, and use of the English language!
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How to Fight Sexual Assault

Exliberal Wrote: Jul 11, 2014 8:53 AM
Good point. It is. The celebration of victimhood (and its cousins, entitlement, patriarchy-phobia, et al), leaves no place for the celebration of restraint, sobriety, modesty, chivalry, chastity, or common sense. The celebration of victimhood leads to more faux victims, falsely-accused predators, real predators, and real victims. It's a mess.
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Something To Celebrate

Exliberal Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 5:57 PM
There's nothing un-conservative in what Ms. Chavez wrote. "We take for granted now that anyone can take a seat at a lunch counter or register at a hotel of his or her choosing, regardless of skin color." I remember that era. And just because the present is full of reverse-racism, stultifying political correctness, and white guilt, there's no reason to have a knee-jerk reaction against her column. She reminds us that far more Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act then Democrats, and that racism is no longer a daily fact of life. I wish my fellow conservatives would emulate Reagan, celebrating good ideas even from people they disagree with on other issues. Leave the snippiness to the leftists! And happy Fourth to all.
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Failing Our Children

Exliberal Wrote: Aug 09, 2013 1:29 PM
Errata: Mr. (Armstrong) Williams, not Mr. Armstrong.
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Failing Our Children

Exliberal Wrote: Aug 09, 2013 10:16 AM
Truly, top-down policies that tie test scores to all-or-nothing rewards and punishments for administrators and teachers are a monstrous example of well-intentioned, wrong-headed government meddling, with serious unintended consequences. The tying of funding to the test scores of students whose parents have instilled no work ethic or discipline is causing an exodus of ethical, creative teachers and a steady rise of teachers who take the path of least resistance, pass the kids they're ordered to pass (and please don't think this kind of ordering is the exception; it's the rule.), and obediently teach "test strategies" more than content. Also, as a conservative teacher, I cringe when some fellow conservatives equate teachers' dislike of these funds-for-testing mandates with a shiftless aversion to "accountability." And inevitably, the kids who really want to learn are those who suffer the consequences. Mr. Armstrong has explained it well.
True. America's generous character, when uncontaminated by leftist political agendas, comes through for those in need. And those in need, not the agendized politicians from this and other countries, often have eyes to see, as well as having the moral decency and character of which honest gratitude is a bi-product.
Thank you for that good news, Mr. Galen. When U.S. aid -- public or private -- does good, doesn't line corrupt pockets, and improves peoples lives -- and the people realize it! -- that's a cause for joy. From Livingstone and Stanley, to the Bushes and PEPFAR, to Merck, to Hillary cutting the ribbon at the Pediatric Clinic, it's good to be reminded of the good we can do and have done. Noble generosity, noble gratitude, and unalloyed good news are in short supply. Thank you, Mr. Galen. I agree that Dr. Livingstone would approve.
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