“All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms is treason. If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.”

— Abraham Lincoln

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How to Argue (or, Scalzi’s Rules of Order)

How to Argue (or, Scalzi’s Rules of Order)

With only fifteen months remaining until the election, the silly season of presidential politics is upon us already. (Woohoo!) And with a Republican field of candidates that spans the spectrum of merely-right-of-center candidate Jon Huntsman to the wonder-twins and...

Get Your Vote On

This started out as a lengthy post. But honestly, I bet you’ve heard every argument for — and against — both presidential candidates, and every other candidate down-ticket by now. And if you’re in possession of a spinal column I’d feel...
Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

First, it’s worth noting that I’ve been known to give Starbucks grief from time to time… which only stands to reason as they frequently earn the griefing they get. On the other hand, sometimes the folks in Seattle get it dead to rights, and this is...
Hey… Nice pumpkins!

Hey… Nice pumpkins!

In the nearly twenty seasons that my wife and I have lured a parade of diminutive ghosts and goblins to our door with the telltale porchlight and a jack-o-lantern or two — not counting the smallish number of years that we were flat broke and could barely afford...
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