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Census is crucial for America

Criticism of the Census is misplaced and it actually helps the very community its opponents wish to save from government interference.

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Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate

California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year.

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman has recently started a new faculty reading group to try and create more academic dialogue among professors. I caught up with him to discuss the group’s purpose as well as his take on the health care debate and what’s playing on his iPod.

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action Conference might have made a run at next year’s Emmy for Best Old Comedy.

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke about leadership during a time of change last week before a crowd of about 600 students and community members at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater in Claremont.

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster

In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November.

Franken amendment is a no-brainer

The amendment to the FY2010 Defense Appropriations Bill proposed by newly elected Minnesota Sen. Al Franken essentially ensures people employed by defense contractors with the Department of Defense can sue corporations without being forced into private, internal arbitration.

Keep the Internet free from oppression

Keep the Internet free from oppression

The topic of Internet is boring, but it is interesting to see just how many people have practically zero knowledge about it.

The case for moderation

The case for moderation

I am a firm believer of moderation. It balances an issue, either from extreme sides of an issue, or bringing light to a minority opinion that might otherwise be lost in a sea of majority opinion.

What happened to civility?

Lately civilized debate does not get air time. Unfortunately, uttering facts – long, complicated facts – does not get air time. Respectfulness to people, tradition and customs does not get air time either.

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