Monthly Archives: January 2006

Beware of the Democracy You Wish For

The United States has spent a lot of money and its citizens have sacrificed a substantial number of lives creating a democracy in Iraq.  We’ve had some modest success and are hopeful that Iraq will join the list of the … Continue reading

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Episode 12 from Hubbard, Wisconsin- “Marcus Begins College”

Monday, January 9, 2006 was a nervous evening for Marcus Harnack. After all, this was his first experience in a college classroom and at 23 years old he looked a bit out of place sitting amongst 18-year olds. Nevertheless, he … Continue reading

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Sorry, New York

To:  Residents of New York City From:  The American Public Re:  Over-reaction to 911 Date:  January 15, 2006 Dear citizens of the city of New York: On September 11, 2001 Islamic Fascists destroyed your World Trade Towers killing 2,752 people … Continue reading

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Marginal Benefits vs. Marginal Costs

This week eleven of twelve trapped miners in Tallmansville, West Virginia were tragically killed by carbon monoxide.  The lone survivor is Randal McCloy, 27, the youngest of the miners.  He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and his … Continue reading

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New Years Wish List for 2006

For 2006 I hope: 1.    That the United States will aggressively embark on an energy policy designed to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.  Geo-political considerations are reason enough to expand our nuclear, coal, and alternative fuel sources. 2.    That … Continue reading

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