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Tex’s Daily Thought: Franken Avoids the “Mob”

Senator Franken, being an upstanding member of Congress, is spending the recess meeting with constituents and discussing the hot topic of health care. That’s commendable. Except, I noticed something quite peculiar about an email I came across this morning from Franken. MINNESOTA – U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) has spent his August recess traveling to […]

Why I Don’t Like the “Austrian School” of Economics

Though not an economics major at UChicago (the mathematical demands scared me away), I still love reading and learning about the various schools of thought and approaches to economic research (let them do the math for me). As much as the Austrian School has great application in policy to the recent economic downturn (see Thomas […]

“Justice” for Lockerbie

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has returned home. Megrahi had only spent a total of 11.6 days in prison for each of the 270 innocents killed from his bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Having faced difficulty in proving a miscarriage of justice over the years in […]

Dancing with Delay

In response to what I had taken as the funniest joke I had heard all day, I almost veered off the road into the nearby creek (aka pulling a Kennedy minus a blonde) after realizing that Tom Delay will actually be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. And so, the former House majority leader […]

Obama = Failure?

(Written on April 6th, 2009) Today the Congress with sure verbosity and fanfare passed the president’s budget proposal (55-43 in the Senate). Many politicians, as all too often, are patting themselves on their backs while claiming they’ve backed true solutions for the economy. Yes, as many entitlement programs sink the governmental budget further into a […]

Political Ode to my Twitter Crush – Pink Elephant Pundit

My looks and brawn might pail in comparison, To the many archetypes of man who want to be your twitter “boyfriend”. While numerous other men probably showering you with their cool coquetry, You always exude the most piercing yet graceful allure that unsurprisingly, Leaves men like me enamored quite breathlessly. To extol your brilliant pulchritude […]

RE: Repeal the 2nd Amendment

(Written July 7th, 2008 as a Chicago Tribune Letter-to-the-Editor) As a University of Chicago undergraduate and concerned citizen, I find the Tribune editorial, “Repeal the 2nd Amendment”, clearly demonstrating the all too often limited and prejudicial approach to the second amendment that supercilious gun control zealots possess. Moreover, the editorial staff sadly drew ill-cogent correlation […]

In Response to PEP’s “Anarchy is Bad”…”Why the Libertarian-Conservative Coalition Must Survive”

(Written December 29th, 2008) Tabitha Hale just wrote a piece – “Anarchy is Bad” – for her blog where she picks out her problems with libertarianism. Though absolute (and slightly mistaken) in her divide between libertarians and conservatives, for comparison purposes it is understandable why such a position would be taken (kind of the same […]

Republican Regulators (RE: Mr. McCain & The Economy)

(Written September 18th, 2008 as a NYT Letter-to-the-Editor) Your recent editorial claims that regulatory inaction “championed” by Republicans and Senator McCain in areas like finance has caused economic “failure”. Yet, as your newspaper reported in 2003 (“New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae”), economic culpability does not lie with the Republicans if […]

Be the Change You Want to See in The World…

(Excerpt from a piece written in my application for the University of Chicago’s “Community Service Leadership Training Corps”. The University Community Service Center accepted me into the program; I’ve truly had a wonderful time serving the disadvantaged, the impoverished, and the destitute as we work together to truly improve their lives.) “Be the change you […]

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