Thomas Paine

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I saved the voicemail for as long as I had that phone. It was a defining moment and I was the person he called to share it
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A key piece of the American Health Care Act is changing the ACA’s income-based subsidies to a blend of income- and age-based
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Everyone likes to invoke our Founders so much lately, so I'm invoking Thomas Paine. Paine was a revolutionary, philosopher, political theorist, and activist. Much of what he wrote has particular relevance today in this toxic election season.
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This is our situation, and who will may know it. By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by
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Do we negotiate the Constitution, or do we embrace it, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us feel, no matter how hateful or ugly it gets, and no matter how much we may dislike its flag-bearers?
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Enter Thomas Paine, the one truly radical Founding Father, who was fighting for that soul of America. He was also the man who inspired a long and bloody war through his words in Common Sense and American Crisis, words often quoted by Neocons.
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In the battle for ratings, network television and cable news find themselves face-to-face with an upstart whose coverage of world affairs is up-close and gritty.
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Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.
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Getting our historical narrative right matters a lot, as we are still arguing about all the same things our nation's founders fought over. We need to be for a government that picks the right side to be on when it comes to our fights over the economy.
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The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding
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The quest for certainty, both in philosophy and law, offers ample evidence of philosophical failures. But humans have a need for philosophy, so embracing the humanistic, organic philosophy of Aristotle, Burke, Tocqueville, Berlin, Havel, and many others is where I think individual and social fulfillment can be found.
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*** Faisal, Part 1 Betrayal from Western liberals, corresponding with Christopher Hitchens, and more. It may seem like I've
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It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.
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I think one of the problems that the right has now is that we don't have a theory that is adequate to our practice. There
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Burke was highly suspicious of these instincts, both because he was skeptical that truth and wisdom -- especially in the
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Someone pointed out that the world doesn't always welcome creative people, and adults often discourage that path. What would I tell a young writer? That was a very good question.
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The only real hope in any significant change for the better rests in the American people. But first we have to regain a sense of America's history and reclaim our inheritance.
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There is no question of Congress's right to spend or refuse to spend the national income in any way it chooses -- if it has
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Not necessarily. We don't need that particular prop in order to believe that as a nation we should hope to realize the ideals