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The Pander Journal: Littering and Voting

This “article” is part of a “series” we’re calling The Pander Journal, which will be “following” the presidential election of November 2012. Being a Millennial isn't easy. Unemployment is high, your friends take photos of food and upload them to the internet, and people are always trying to force you into voting. I don’t believe in voting, but I do believe in littering. I come to both of these conclusions t ...

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The Pander Journal: Biden Takes the Gloves Off; What Does it Mean For Us?

This “article” is part of a “series” we’re calling The Pander Journal, which will be “following” the presidential election of November 2012. President Obama’s debate performance, widely characterized by pundits of all stripes as a flop, has many predicting that tonight’s vice presidential debate will feature Joe Biden like we’ve always seen him before: aggressive, rough-around-the-edges, and ready to veheme ...

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Separation of Belief and State

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” The separation of church and state is one of those phrases that, because of over-use and mis-use, has basically lost any semblance of a shared and recognizable meaning.  While this represents a larger challenge of language becoming less specific and too general for effective use, this particular ...

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Gridlock

While I seriously doubt that there was ever a time when people have been satisfied with the functionality of their government, it does look as though here and now is a particularly bitter and dysfunctional time.  It seems that a state or federal government shutdown is looming over our heads every time we open the newspaper. The informal consensus seems to be that because these legislative bodies are so cons ...

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Rights

1st Amendment: All have the right to be supplied by Congress with words to say, roofs under which to assemble, and lined-paper on which to write grievances. 2nd Amendment: All have the right to be supplied by Congress with a firearm. 3rd Amendment: All have the right to be supplied by Congress with a home in which to not have soldiers quartered. 4th Amendment: All have the right to be supplied by Congress w ...

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