The Wisdom of the Masses

  The form of government we call democracy relies on the wisdom of voters. But when I read the daily round-up on Yahoo News, I wonder how wise America’s voters really are. This morning for example, I read an item that made me scratch my poor old, bald head. It wasn’t the one about the internet – […]
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What Makes Voters Care?

  Here in Florida a man whose company paid $1.7 billion in fines for defrauding Medicare has been elected and reelected our governor. With term limits kicking in, he can’t run for governor again so he’s thinking of contesting Bill Nelson’s US Senate seat. Nelson is a third term senator with a solid record, yet he would have […]
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Yahoo “News” Provides a Clue to American Public’s Interests

People like me, who watch the news channels on television, read the editorial and opinion pages in newspapers, and browse the Internet for information on the issues of the day, are often taken aback when confronted by the tastes and interests of the vast American public.  I was stunned today, for example, when I saw […]
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