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Lies and Statistics Meet Gun Control

There is a quote, commonly attributed to Mark Twain, which says “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” After four research methods and statistics classes for my undergrad and grad degrees I think I understand the … Continue reading

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Cain’s question and Orwell’s 1984

There are a lot of people on this planet and we all need to get along better than we do. That’s what I think. There are two ways of doing this, we can treat each other like brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Will Senator Feinstein’s gun ban bill make America safer?

Yesterday Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Senate Bill 150, or “how I learned to stop living rationally and hate the semi-automatic firearm,” also known as “assault weapons ban of 2013.” Seven months have passed … Continue reading

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What if? Volume III

What if there was no more celebrity status? Okay, by definition we can’t really remove celebrity status because it is impossible to stop anyone from becoming well known, and besides, being well known isn’t bad. How about this, what if … Continue reading

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Government transparency and national security

Where is the line drawn between government information being made public and the need for secrecy in the interest of national security? On one hand there is information that might pose a threat to U.S. citizens if it were obtained … Continue reading

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Does religion rob liberty?

Alexis de Tocqueville was impressed with the intermingling of religion and liberty in the United States during his visit in 1831. A French lawyer, de Tocqueville was in the U.S. to study the new American experiment. He returned home to … Continue reading

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Public officials: To pay or not to pay?

My last post quoted Benjamin Franklin regarding people filling the roles of public officials, specifically elected ones, along with the topics of salary and warnings of monarchy. In this post I’d like to address those quotes. I believe our government is … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Benjamin Franklin

I don’t remember a lot from elementary school, at least, not consciously as being a memory from elementary school. I’m sure a lot of what I know is what I learned during elementary school, but I don’t have memories of … Continue reading

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Check your stats

We all know statistics can be used to manipulate a conversation and support nearly any point of view, so it is always best to go to the source and consider how the data behind the statistics was collected and analyzed. … Continue reading

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Agree or disagree?

A Marine has written a letter to Senator Feinstein regarding her gun ban bill proposal. It is posted on CNN iReport. I think he worded it well and I encourage you to read it. In this case, and probably many … Continue reading

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