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BY Robert E. Meyer Donald Trump is far from my ideal of the perfect, or even the prototype of a strongly endorsable candidate. Yet one cannot help but marvel at Trump’s staying power since last summer, particularly when we consider that just less than a year ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was a presidential front runner. We will know after ... Read More »

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By Robert E. Meyer Several editorial works have appeared recently, once again addressing the give and take of global warming/climate change concerns. Few of us have the specialized knowledge necessary to make absolute pronouncements on this topic, yet all of us have a right, or even an obligation, to philosophically cross-examine the arguments presented for rational consistency. The most arresting ... Read More »

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BY Robert Meyer Judicial activism is the outgrowth of a theory of law known as Legal Positivism. It began to take hold after the Civil War when the president of Harvard University, Charles William Eliot, who was an ardent Darwinist, appointed Christopher Columbus Langdell as the first dean of Harvard Law School. Under Langdell’s auspices the theory of evolving rather ... Read More »

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BY Bob Meyer As more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly desperate. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his recent column in the Appleton Post-Crescent. His assertion is excerpted below. “Voucher schools, also known as taxpayer-supported religious schools, aren’t about improving public education, they are ... Read More »

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BY Robert Meyer Several editorial works have appeared recently, once again addressing the give and take of global warming/climate change concerns. Few of us have the specialized knowledge necessary to make absolute pronouncements on this topic, yet all of us have a right, or even an obligation, to philosophically cross-examine the arguments presented for rational consistency. The most arresting observation ... Read More »

The Do-Nothing’s

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By Robert Meyer We have heard complaints about the “do nothing congress” for the past several presidential administrations. Indeed, we frequently see that congressional approval numbers flirt with historically low positive rates. This has occurred whether the majority of congress has belonged to democrats or republicans. The American people have often decried the inability of congress to stop the bickering ... Read More »

The State of Media Vetting

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BY Robert E. Meyer Scott Walker got elected as governor of Wisconsin without a college degree. That has the usual purveyors of snide remarks, such as democratic provocateur, Howard Dean, questioning Walker’s presidential qualifications. Funny, once upon a time the unlikely achiever was celebrated as an American success story. In Howard Dean’s world, Walker is shunned because he isn’t an ... Read More »

Remembering a Contrarian Gadfly

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BY Robert E. Meyer On December 11, 2014, Robert Nordlander, a household name to anyone who habitually read the opinion pages in the Appleton Post-Crescent, passed away after a lingering illness. Nordlander was also once a columnist in this publication and some years ago his portrait graced a monthly cover. Because I frequently offered rejoinders to Mr. Nordlander’s letters, I ... Read More »

Violence Is Not Protest

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By Robert E. Meyer The United States has had a long history with the ugly stains on its collective conscience of racial prejudice and institutional discrimination, particularly against African-Americans. Few of us in the middle class will ever be in a position to understand or empathize with the plight and frustration of inner city youth who belong to racial minorities. ... Read More »

Elections Have (Impermanent) Consequences

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By Robert E. Meyer The public and pundits alike tend to read too much into the results of a particular election because society has fallen for the romantic notion that the culture can be perfected and social problems can be solved solely through the political process. From a theological perspective, when this position becomes an organized ideology, it is referred ... Read More »

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