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Thought For the Day: An Important Art of Politicians Is To Find New Names For Institutions Which Under Old Names Have Become Odious To the Public

“An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public.” – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838)

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The Positive and Negative Of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens

The Positive and Negative Contributions of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens:             The case is, more often than not, made that social learning from television and other screens is largely negative.   To the degree that the negative case … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Hold the Maxim No Less Applicable To Public Than To Private Affairs, That Honesty Is Always the Best Policy

“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Public Cannot Be Too Curious Concerning the Characters of Public Men

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” -Samuel Adams (1775)

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Thought For the Day: There Can Be No Public Or Private Virtue Unless the Foundation of Action Is the Practice of Truth

“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” – George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906)

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First Principles: It Is Necessary To Have the Principles of Virtue Early Inculcated On the Minds of Children and Morality Kept Alive

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated … Continue reading

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Dealing With the New Deal

American history continues into the 1930s and the Great Depression. Dealing With the New Deal by Michael Doyle Had Coolidge been in power for Wall Street’s fall The safe bet is he would have done little or nothing at all … Continue reading

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First Principles: No People Will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties…When Knowledge Is Diffused and Virtue Preserved

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated … Continue reading

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Dewey and the Progressive Era

Turning next in American History, we have the Progressive Era with all that it meant for how we do things today and it’s challenges to the Constitution’s meaning to our society. Dewey and the Progressive Era by Michael Doyle All … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those To Whom Evil Is Done, Do Evil In Return

“I and the public know / What all schoolchildren learn, / Those to whom evil is done / Do evil in return.” – W.H. Auden, poet (21 Feb 1907-1973) It might be better phrased that it’s best to act and … Continue reading

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