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Manon McKinnon
Manon McKinnon is a writer living in Falls Church, Virginia.

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…

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…

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….

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…

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 Manon McKinnon | 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…

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 Manon McKinnon | Nov 20, 2009

To help the federal government annex medical care, President Obama recently turned to women. Not just any women but some reliable allies and supporters of the White House Office of Women and Girls. That office, you may remember, was launched…

by Manon McKinnon | Jun 8, 2009

Imagine this: a campaigning lawmaker speaks to a rally and here is what he says: “Vote for me, folks, and I’ll make you dependent! That’s right, my fellow countrymen, you won’t have to do anything more than cast that ballot…

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