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Updated below with a response on Twitter to this post.

I’ve had a couple of lively Twitter exchanges lately with people who think differently than I do, in particular about the Affordable Care Act. Typically they start with me calling BS on some sweeping statement that gets made with no backup, they continue with both of us arguing our positions, and they end with the other person wishing me a “blessed day” and terminating the conversation, neither of us having convinced the other. After the most recent one, I decided I’d like to try to have the conversation in more than 140 characters. (more…)

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Yes, thank you for asking, I do have some thoughts about universal broadband Internet access. (more…)

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Updated below.

I’ve been engaged in a couple of lively Facebook conversations about the current goings-on in Wisconsin, and a recurring theme has cropped up: “I’m tired of paying for other people’s benefits when they are better than my own.” While this resentment is understandable, I have a couple of philosophical problems with it. (more…)

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