Archive for August, 2012

Responding to Cornwall: Three Important Issues

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As I read through Bob Cornwall’s reply to this week’s question, I was initially struck by how much common ground there was, at least in terms of the issues themselves, and yet as I thought more about each one, the more that I could see that we differed considerably. Income Disparity  This is an area [...]

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The Big Three

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Week 2 of the debate starts with this question: What are the three most important issues a voter should consider this year in choosing a candidate to vote for at the federal level (President, Senate, House of Representatives)? Why are these issues critical? First and foremost has to be the economy. The Democrats claim this [...]

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What Really Caused Our Current Economic Problems

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For quite some time a major argument of the Democrats has been to blame Bush for our current situation.  Now this is being expanded to claim that to elect Romney and Ryan would be a return to same policies that got us into this problem in the first place.  While a common line from the [...]

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Responding to Cornwall: Ryan

Elgin Hushbeck -

In his evaluation of the Romney-Ryan team  Bob Cornwall, made a number of points, but I believe that many of them will be better addressed later on, as I am sure the issues will come up again and probably in a more direct fashion.  So here let me address a couple of his underlying assumptions.  [...]

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Responding to Cornwall on Faith and Politics

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Concerning Bob Cornwall’s reply to the first question I must say that I find a lot of common ground, particularly when it comes to the problem of balancing involvement in politics and avoiding the dangers inherent in “the lure of power politics.”   But, not surprisingly, there was some disagreement. One of the most problematic statements [...]

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Paul Ryan

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Given the announcement over the weekend in this weeks debate sponsored by my publisher, Energion we were also asked to address the pick of Paul Ryan. I think this was a great pick.  There are generally two factors in picking a VP: Who will help get the candidate elected, and who will help them govern, these are [...]

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Faith, Politics and the Election

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This is the first post in a debate sponsored by my publisher, Energion on the upcoming election.  The starting question  is: How does your faith inform your decisions during this election season, including both thinking and actions leading up to the election (involvement, etc) and your vote? Let me start by stating up front that I do [...]

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