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What is the job of an elected representative?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

That very question came up recently on my Facebook feed.  It seems that an American legislator voted against a bill that would prohibit discrimination by landlords against homosexuals… and said legislator is homosexual himself. His reasoning is that he is representing the will of his constituents over his own self-interest.  That is what prompted the […]

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Where Democracy Fails

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A guest blog, by Michael Richter There is a bizarre notion that infects society from time to time, and that bizarre notion is that democracy works universally. It doesn’t. I’m not even talking here about how some cultures are not ready for democracy and how trying to force democracy on them proves invariably to be […]

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