Author: Angela Morabito

The Best of America

      “Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” ~James...

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Hating High Achievers: Entitlement is Toxic to Young People

We have a culture now, where it’s not only okay – but expected – to hate high achievers. Wealthy people are the greedy 1% (unless they’re celebrities, and then it’s okay for some reason). Every little kid gets a participation award. If you’re not the quarterback of the football team or the star of the school play, then it’s certainly not because you can’t throw a ball or sing a note, it’s because the coach/director is a fool and Mom or Dad better tell them so! In the essay titled “To (All) the Colleges that Rejected Me,” a Pennsylvanian...

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Do Less, Barry!

Dear Mr. President: Thank you for listening to conservatives, and shrinking the government like we’ve been begging you for years!  You finally cut a government service last week. And, hey, White House tours aren’t the first thing I would have cut. It’s a little sad that kids who have been looking forward to coming to see you over Spring Break won’t be able to fulfill that dream. A real bummer that “government by the people, for the people” now won’t let people inside its most famous symbol. But let’s focus on the positives. You acknowledged that the government is...

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Two Questions for Obama, Before the Sequester Hits

“The “sequester” is the Washington word for the $85 billion in 2013 spending cuts set to hit starting March 1″ – FOX News “It’s a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to government agencies…” – CNN “It’s a package of automatic spending cuts that’s part of the Budget Control Act (BCA), which was passed in August 2011.” – Washington Post “…That would set off a chain reaction of automatic spending cuts” – Reuters   Every one of those news blurbs is incorrect. The spending cuts are nonexistent. In fact, spending will increase over time, whether or not the sequester happens....

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Public Safety: Regulating Things Rather Than People

When we talk about public safety in America, we talk about a great variety of things. That’s part of why we can’t seem to get public safety right – we are still talking about things instead of talking about people. The human cost of public safety lapses is very painful and very real. These horrific crimes are carried out by human beings against other human beings, and yet we pretend like regulating things is going to solve this problem. This notion of regulating objects instead of people is a public policy mistake we have made before. That’s why a...

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