36 Years Down the Republican Rabbit Hole

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In “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll tells the story of Alice, a more-or-less average curious, rational child, who, on a dreamy summer day, chases a waistcoat-wearing white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a bizarre land. In this, and…

The American Testament

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In 1974, spurred by the upcoming United States bicentennial, the Aspen Institute held a three-day conference to study three momentous American documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The conference proposed that those…

Chance of a Lifetime — Vote Bernie!

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(Analysis) An enduring factor in American elections is the “lesser of two evils” (also known as “the lesser of two weasels”) issue. On one side is the citizen that won’t vote because the lesser of two evils is still evil.…