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The Good and the Bad of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is this complicated mix of very good and very bad, in much the same way the United States is a complicated mix of good and bad. On the one hand, Jefferson was one of the strongest voices among … Continue reading

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Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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Jasper and These Partisan Times

Even though I’m a liberal, I used to have quite a few conservative friends in my 20s and 30s. About the mid 1990s, though, something changed. Many of the conservatives that I’ve met since then have been less willing to … Continue reading

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Jasper Takes A Car Trip

I created the dialogue for this cartoon from snatches of conversations that I had during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. During the holidays I had several conversations with friends and relatives about politics, religion and life in general. Like most … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and the Great American Debate

These past two months have not been a great time for either the Republican or the Democratic Parties. The Republicans last month unnecessarily shut down the government and threatened to put the country in default, which has justly drawn the … Continue reading

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July

On July 4, I’ve always reflected on this country that I call my home. The United States has made many mistakes in the course of its history, but it has also achieved a lot of great things that all Americans … Continue reading

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Presidents and the Supreme Court

In the next week or so, the Supreme Court will be ruling on whether parts or all of Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically the mandate on making people buy health insurance, is constitutional or not. This … Continue reading

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