Established in February,2010 "Common Sense" focuses on the sources of the breakdown in rational discourse and functional government that we are experiencing today. I bundle those sources under the general rubric of a rapid decline in common sense. It is my belief that we must first restore common sense to our thinking, behavior, and discourse and then we can begin unraveling how we managed to get ourselves into this fix as a country. As I put it in my first post: "[Common sense] seems to be dissipating in the face of the “shock and awe” produced by memories that do not extend beyond the last sound bite, a near complete breakdown of simple logic and reason, the triumph of babble over communication, and a seemingly dedicated effort to extract all meaning from the English language....If you have adopted the ready-fire-aim approach to public discourse, please do not read this blog."
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Have You No Shame!
(Note: this post also appears in the Democratic Free Press , published by the Democratic Town Committee of Sandwich, MA ) Have you no shame, Mr. Reid? Have you no shame Mr. McConnell? Have we no shame, we the electorate, we the citizens of a country that ...38 weeks ago
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