Author: Nancy Salvato

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October 29, 2008

Article 2, Section 1: Just Words

In a 1995 Press Release is a statement by the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Deval Patrick (yes, that Deval Patrick -“just words”), on the Appellate Court Ruling upholding the Constitutionality of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 …

October 26, 2008

The Hidden Costs of Voting Early

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 26 Oct 2008

Voting early in the presidential election? Seems like a great idea to many Americans. For folks who have done their homework and believe themselves absolutely certain that their mind is made up about who they want to win an election, …

September 26, 2008

Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone

My mother used to say that it’s better to go from being poor to being rich than from having been rich and become poor because you don’t yearn for what you’ve lost. However, my experience has been that if you’ve …

September 3, 2008

Michelle Obama’s on the Man that Would Be President

Michelle Obama: “His family was so much like mine.”

Fact: Barack Obama’s father, a Harvard trained economist, fathered eight children by four different women.

August 26, 2008

Voting Conscience, Not Color

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Featured Conservative - 26 Aug 2008

When Chuck Wilder on CRN’s George Putnam show asked me what I was going to write about next, I said to give me a minute and I would think of something. What I didn’t say was that I wanted to …

August 13, 2008

Censorship May Open Our Eyes to China

Reporters charged with covering the Olympics are now whining about “not knowing what they will be able to cover and not knowing how much the Chinese government will censor their online coverage.” The fact that the mainstream media is even …

August 1, 2008

The Issue of Dual Citizenship in the US

Filed under: Immigration - 01 Aug 2008

There is an issue, rarely discussed in the news, which has critical implications for our national security and political sovereignty. The United States is one of the most permissive countries in the world with regard to dual citizenship. Our government …

July 28, 2008

The 180lbs. “Guerilla”: China’s Military Aspirations

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 28 Jul 2008

As the mainstream media is dominated by its attention to the preparations for Beijing Olympics being held August 8-24 this year, an obvious truth is being ignored or going unaddressed. The more important story is that China is on a …

July 16, 2008

Academic Freedom

An article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education reflects the notion that academic freedom means being allowed to advocate a personal point of view in the classroom. Outspoken scholars fared much better than one would have expected in …

June 19, 2008

Direct Election v. Electoral College

Filed under: Constitution & Bill of Rights - 19 Jun 2008

The constitutional amendment process is a complicated and lengthy affair. This is because we cannot be certain what consequences might arise from a seemingly minor alteration of the Constitution. To be sure, exchanging the electoral-vote system for direct election would …

May 10, 2008

A More Perfect Union Rests on a Balance of Ideas

By reading the Greek historians Herodotus (484BC-425BC), Thucydides (460BC-395BC), known as the father of scientific history and political realism, Polybius (203BC-120BC), who wrote about political balance, and Plutarch (46AD-120AD) who emphasized the importance of virtue, and philosophers Plato

May 1, 2008

The Confluence of Religion & Freedom

I’ve always enjoyed learning about history. When I look back on my history classes, it wasn’t because I was interested in reading the textbooks, it was the teacher who made history come alive, by inserting anecdotes that made it “real,” …

April 25, 2008

Promoting Alternative Energy for the Right Reasons

Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich are featured together in a television commercial which focuses on how conservatives and liberals can come together to find solutions for problems caused by climate change. Mr. Gingrich’s explanation for joining this $300 million dollar …

March 26, 2008

Shackling the Individual by Imposing Racist Pride

Filed under: Politics In General - 26 Mar 2008

An avid reader, I’ve learned much about individualism and freedom by reading about what life is like when these are taken away from groups of people. I recently finished The Kite Runner (2003) by Khaled Hosseini, which tells the story …

March 1, 2008

A Superhero Without Special Powers

Filed under: Potpourri - 01 Mar 2008

I missed the train today…again. The nitwit in front of our car let out her husband at the stop sign instead of making her way through the three-way stop and across the tracks. By the time they finished their goodbye, …

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