Author: Nancy Salvato

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January 28, 2008

A Primary Caucus Primer

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 28 Jan 2008

While a great number of people do not see the value in the Electoral College (And “W” Takes the Series), it is possible an even greater number of people don’t fully comprehend how each political party selects their candidate for …

January 20, 2008

Prime Time Primaries

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Featured Conservative - 20 Jan 2008

I’m enjoying the prime time primaries, carefully considering what each politician brings to the table as they all campaign to participate in what policy wonks might consider the political equivalent of the National League and American League playoffs in baseball.

January 17, 2008

Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting an Establishment of an Education System

As an education reformer, I read about education every day. I read about ways to hold institutions of higher learning accountable for their education curriculum, I read about how important it is to have highly qualified teachers, and I read …

January 11, 2008

What Does the Progressive Left Stand For?

I’ve come to the conclusion that the United States is having a midlife crisis, an identity crisis. And this is a huge problem because if we don’t know who we are, what we stand for, or how we arrived here, …

January 6, 2008

Beware of Chinese Bearing Gifts

Filed under: Economics,Foreign Countries & Policy - 06 Jan 2008

China makes the little voice inside my head nervous. China has surpassed India in having the largest population in the world with no other country coming remotely close to a billion in number. As a matter of fact, the United …

December 7, 2007

In Defense of Freedom

According to “Devilstower”, a blogger on the DailyKos website, human rights are more important than national security. She explains, “Even if it was sure to be lost in a terrorist attack today, my life is not worth the Constitution. …

December 4, 2007

Someone Is Telling the Truth but No One Is Listening

It’s a timeless story, The Boy who cried Wolf, one I can remember reading many times as a young child perusing Aesop’s Fables long past my bedtime, while the rest of the house was sleeping. It’s a simple moral, “There …

October 12, 2007

“E Pluribus Unum”

My sons are both in high school and are under the common teenage misconception that they are liberals. They parrot what they hear from their teachers, their friends at school, and their father from my first marriage. They don’t necessarily …

October 6, 2007

Doctor Shortage, the Next Pandemic

According to the AMA, in many communities around the United States, there is a physician shortage, which presents a serious health care problem. For a host of reasons, more than twenty million people are affected by the inability to access …

September 30, 2007

Bare Necessities: Hard to Attain for a College Graduate

Upon graduating from college, many twenty-somethings reconcile with living under their parents’ roofs until they can find full-time employment, pay for housing, feed, and clothe themselves. For some, there is the additional challenge of paying off college loans. “Student Monitor, …

September 24, 2007

Please Stop the Aid

“In 1996, the UN declared that 70 countries, aid recipients all, were poorer than in 1980. An incredible 43 were worse off than in 1970.” Experience has consistently shown that simply providing money to Third World countries will not buy …

September 18, 2007

In the Midst of a Second American Revolution

Antonio Gramsci and Ayn Rand; each notable for their distinct yet conflicting views on the role of the individual in society, were both heavily influenced by the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Each denounced physical coercion employed by police and armed …

August 21, 2007

Down by the School Yard

I’ve been following the news story on the execution style killings of three college bound students in Newark, NJ. It is just so horrific that I wanted to find some justification, no matter how slight, for such an atrocity to …

August 14, 2007

Ignorance Is Bliss, Or Is It?

If there is one thing for certain in this world, it is when Jack Nicholson plays the male protagonist in a film, his performance will be outstanding. As McMurphy, in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, his impression on me …

August 1, 2007

Harry Potter’s Lesson in Mudslinging

It is utterly fascinating how a traditionally anti-war left-leaning movie industry can release such incredibly produced, blockbuster “good vs. evil” fantasy epics – such as Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series – yet demonstrates complete denial about …

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