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Manon McKinnon
Manon McKinnon is a writer living in Falls Church, Virginia.
by | Aug 20, 2012

With all the people who have known and worked with Paul Ryan during his years in Washington, there are surely hundreds of stories to go with Governor Romney’s choice for vice president in 2012. Here’s mine. It was very early…

by | May 10, 2012

This is the story of two ladies named Julia — one real and one not — and of their ties to the land of France. The real Julia found her fate and fortune among the Gauls when she discovered French…

by | Jan 11, 2012

Every so often, alas, the subject of drug legalization reappears. This time it is back as one of many bad ideas from presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul and is cheered on by the usual fans, from libertarians to pot heads….

by | Sep 14, 2011

The United States Postal Service is broke and is going to have to do something about that. We hear that it may soon be necessary to stop Saturday mail delivery to save some money. And we also hear that some…

by | Jun 22, 2011

Defining Deviancy Down (DDD) was an expression coined by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1993. Moynihan based his phrase on the theory of Emile Durkheim that there is a limit to the bad behavior that a society can…

by | Mar 16, 2011

You can see them on television at all hours — for me it’s the early morning news shows. They are those charming and often moving television spots promoting human values and asking us to “pass it on.” In one an…

by | Feb 23, 2011

The spectacle in Wisconsin has many of us rethinking the underlying grounds for public sector unions. Many Americans are thinking in terms of the obvious financial implications. But surely others are looking deeper to question the moral underpinnings of these…

by | Oct 11, 2010

Since Wednesday’s debate spanking of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama by 45th President of the United States, Mitt Romney, the liberal establishment and their media allies have joined the Obama campaign team in furiously blaming everything but the…

by | Aug 24, 2010

This will be short and to the point. Of course there should be no mosque built in New York City near the site we call simply Ground Zero — the place where once stood two towering buildings filled with life…

by | Nov 20, 2009
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