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From Matters of Principle:

From The Huffington Post:

  • Eternal Vigilance Requires Informed, Serious And Concerned Citizens
    A great nation such as ours cannot function on perpetual high alert, nor will we become a frightened people. But eternal vigilance requires informed, serious and concerned citizens. We owe it to those …
  • 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'
    Mr. Trump should apologize to Mr. Khan for what he has said about Muslims. But he will not. He does not have the courage to do so. He has sacrificed nothing.
  • Should Delegates Be "Super"
    It has only become apparent recently to supporters of Senator Sanders that super delegates have no obligation to acknowledge or respect the outcome of a primary or caucus in their States. But, for bet …
  • The City on a Hill
    “Oh, how hard it is to die and leave one’s country no better off than if one had never lived.” For one who has given much of his life to the progress of the American spirit and who is entering life’s …
  • It's The Fourth Amendment, Not Apple, That Should Protect Americans' Privacy
    If law enforcement is required to show probable cause to a judge that a crime has been committed or is being planned in order to execute a search, that burden — not warrant-proof encryption — is the …
  • SPQA
    Mary Beard’s history of ancient Rome, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, offers disturbing lessons for 21st century America. Efforts to draw direct parallels can be too forced. But as countless commenta …
  • Guns and History
    The loss of confidence in government, fostered by many in government, is a more serious threat to American security than ISIS. There is no American alive today who can destroy confidence in our govern …
  • Waiting for the Statesmen
    It is interesting to speculate how the partisan lines would divide had this same agreement been concluded during the George W. Bush years. Based on the history of the Cold War years, there would have …
  • Welcome to the Money Primary
    The first presidential primary is underway, not simply because the political press cannot wait but because he or she who signs up the most megabucks wins that primary and is well on the way to a nomin …
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Regardless of one’s party, serious citizens concerned for our country’s future should be thinking seriously about where our politics are headed, not just left or right but forward or backward.
  • The Worst Political Endorsement by a Serious Newspaper in My Lifetime
    As a Colorado citizen who pays more than ordinary attention to American politics generally and to Colorado politics particularly, I am dumbfounded and appalled by The Denver Post’s endorsement of Cong …
  • Ignorance of History, and Its Price
    Each new day offers a new experience and a new chance to try something different. It is refreshing, but it is also innocent and child-like. But there is little that is truly new and different and the …
  • The Destruction of Memory
    It is an established, and pretty boring, routine by most candidates of both parties, but especially on the right, to run against “Washington.” That is, even when one’s own party is running “Washington …
  • The Re-Enchantment of the Soul
    The wrong question is being asked. It is not, can faith exist with science? It is rather, can enchantment be restored in the age of enlightenment?
  • A Truly Strong Foreign Policy
    During the Cold War and the war on terrorism, expediency too often trumped principle. That is what makes our foreign policy weak, not the failure to use military force. The best way to strengthen our …