Tag Archives: personal responsibility

The Ayn Rand Academy …free markets, wet pants, and the launch of the most pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstrappiest charter school in America

I occasionally get awesome ideas that, because I have a soul, I can’t act on. And I had one of those ideas just now, as I was sitting here, reading about a third grade teacher in Vancouver, Washington who just recently instituted a pay-to-potty scheme with disastrous consequences. The information at this point is scant, […]

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Romney’s Freeloading 47

Surreptitiously recorded video of Mitt Romney addressing wealthy supporters at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder, as most of you probably know by now, was made public yesterday afternoon by David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones magazine. Recorded on May 17, the video shows the ruggedly handsome […]

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Dr. Guy McPherson, making the case for living off-grid in Ypsilanti

Later today, at 6:00 PM, University of Arizona emeritus professor of Natural Resources and the Environment Guy McPherson will be speaking at the Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti (203 South Huron Street) about his new book, Walking Away from Empire, and the steps that he’s taken to extract himself from what he sees as an American […]

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Race, Wrongs, and Remedies

I don’t talk a lot about “personal responsibility” on this site. To do so, I think, makes me sound like a Tea Bagger. The truth is, though, I don’t think the government has the power, try as it might, to eradicate poverty. I think they can, and should, put safety nets in place, but, at […]

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U.S. census worker found murdered in Kentucky

I didn’t like it a week or so ago when the press insinuated that an anti-abortion activist’s murder in Michigan might have had something to do with his beliefs, so I’m hesitant to make too much of a reach here, but, when you find a dead census worker strung up in the forest with the […]

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