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Ernest Partridge: The Big Lie

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 11:52 am | Ernest Partridge

In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell Is there any limit to the outrageousness of the GOP lies? Is there any limit to the capacity of a large number of our fellow citizens to accept these lies? If it were in the ... More >>

Nuclear Power -- Not Now, Not Ever

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 11:13 am | Ernest Partridge

Any citizen with even a casual awareness of the public debate over nuclear power is familiar with the usual talking points, pro and con, regarding this issue: safety, costs, environmental impacts, etc. I will not burden the reader with a rehash of ... More >>

America as a Free Fire Zone

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 10:48 am | Ernest Partridge

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment United States Constitution More >>

Property Rights and Public Accommodations

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 3:07 pm | Ernest Partridge

In the early sixties, the young black students in the South had had enough. Enough separate drinking fountains, enough all-night drives because no motel would provide a room, and enough refusal of service at restaurants and lunch counters. “Screw ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: Nolo Contendere

Friday, 7 May 2010, 6:39 pm | Ernest Partridge

What if there were a great debate concerning the nature and future of American society, and only one side showed up? That approximately describes the condition of the U. S. media today. The right wing is operating a super-charged carnival of hype, hysteria ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: Morality as a Plus-Sum Game

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 2:12 pm | Ernest Partridge

It is written that when Rabbi Hillel (a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth) was asked to recite the essence of The Law of Moses while standing on one foot, he replied: “What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Law, the rest ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 4:39 pm | Ernest Partridge

In Ayn Rand’s sprawling novel, Atlas Shrugged, ubermensch industrialist, John Galt, infuriated over the “theft” of his property by the parasitic government, calls upon his fellow “captains of industry” – the “producers of wealth” – ... More >>

Don't Ridicule the Tea-Baggers -- Recruit Them

Friday, 22 January 2010, 2:47 pm | Ernest Partridge

Along with the rest of you, I am amused and entertained when Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, et al, lampoon the tea bag brigades. It is so easy to target those poor souls, with their stupid signs, their incoherent slogans, and their appalling ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: A Convenient Delusion

Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 10:37 am | Ernest Partridge

The same sort of public relations wizardry that once convinced a sizeable portion of Americans that cigarette smoking was harmless, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and had a hand in the 9/11 attacks, that Al Gore claimed to have ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: The War Trap

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 2:04 pm | Ernest Partridge

Today, twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and nineteen years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the military budget of the US is larger than at any time during the Cold War and roughly equal to the total of all other military ... More >>

On Behalf of the "Tea Bag Brigades:" A Proposal

Monday, 20 April 2009, 11:00 am | Ernest Partridge

Last Wednesday, in hundreds of "tea party" demonstrations from sea to shining sea, the word was proclaimed: "Taxation (with or without representation) is tyranny!" The People (well, maybe a small fraction of one percent of them) have spoken, however ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: "The Left"

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 3:08 pm | Ernest Partridge

I suppose that I might be described as a “leftist.” However, after more than a century of abusive propaganda that has been dumped on “the left,” I can’t say that I am comfortable with that label. More >>

Ernest Partridge: Take the Money and Run

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 11:21 am | Ernest Partridge

If the Obama economic goals are to be met – a repaired physical infrastructure, educational pre-eminence, health care for all, international leadership in science and technology, etc. – we, the public, must retrieve the cash that was effectively ... More >>

A Battle is Won, but the War Continues

Thursday, 8 January 2009, 10:50 am | Ernest Partridge

Regressives (i.e., self-described “conservatives”) have a nasty disinclination to learn from history, as they routinely promote policies that have failed spectacularly in the past. Today, with the advent of a Barack Obama administration and a solidly ... More >>

Act Two: The Struggle Continues

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 9:30 am | Ernest Partridge

Barack Obama is President-Elect, the Democrats have significantly increased their majorities in Congress, the Supreme Court drift to the right has been halted and may soon be reversed, and the Republican Party is in disgrace and disarray. More >>

Why Liberals are Not Libertarians

Thursday, 20 November 2008, 10:18 am | Ernest Partridge

An abridged version of “Free Markets, Property Rights, and the Environment,” presented to a conference on “Libertarianism and its Critics” at Chapman University, November 14, 2008. This essay includes portions of a published article, “With Liberty ... More >>

Ernest Partridge: A Man for the Season

Thursday, 13 November 2008, 12:07 pm | Ernest Partridge

Three times they met, face to face. The 72 year-old military and political veteran, and the 46 year-old “rookie.” And after the final debate, there was little doubt in the minds of most of the sixty million Americans who watched which of the two ... More >>

Election 2008: Who Decides? People Or Programmers?

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 2:44 pm | Ernest Partridge

But might it be possible that the decision next Tuesday lies, not with those 100-plus million voters, but with a few dozen programmers who write the secret software for the voting machines that will record some 30 percent of the votes. More >>

Ernest Partridge: The Road to Catastrophe

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 1:40 pm | Ernest Partridge

The economy of the United States, and by extension of the world, has arrived at the present crisis after traveling along a road marked with an abundance of warning signs. At this moment in time, it is rather easy to recognize the folly that caused the ... More >>

Can the GOP Steal The Election Again? You Betcha!

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 1:07 pm | Ernest Partridge

Conventional political "wisdom" tells us that Barack Obama and Joe Biden may be on the road to a substantial victory in November. Sorry, folks, but I’ll have to rain on this parade. More >>

 

 

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