Why study dead old men? Cicero quote

Posted by veritas on Nov 21, 2012 9:08:59 AM

There have been numerous speculations about my absence from the Leaky Bucket. Here are a few answers:

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The Politics of Offense (and a Classical Education)

Posted by Ty Fischer on Sep 15, 2012 8:05:08 AM

During this last week we all received an impromptu lesson in "the Politics of Offense". Eruptions of this volcano are happening often now, but this last week was a loud one. "The Politics of ... Read More

True Leadership

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 17, 2012 8:07:02 AM

We are just at the beginning of the race for the White House and already fatigue is setting in for me. The reason for this fatigue is simple: I don't see real leadership happening anywhere at the ... Read More

A Political Logic Test

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 15, 2012 11:19:46 AM

I am exceptionally ambivalent concerning politics and politicians. This is not because I think that politics is unimportant and it is certainly not because I am ambivalent about the importance of ... Read More

John Raphael Speech

Posted by Ty Fischer on Jul 28, 2012 3:08:31 PM

A classical education focus on the skill of rhetoric. Why? Because ideas are powerful and they are communicated from one mind to another by words. Good words draw people together and adorn the ... Read More

Pick a team

Posted by Ty Fischer on Jul 7, 2012 2:10:46 PM

An AP story today announced that Republican teachers in the NEA are feeling a little left out. (Could this be news?) Here is the story that I saw in the Lancaster papers:

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The Rage of Achilles

Posted by Ty Fischer on May 20, 2012 7:55:42 PM

Reading the paper today was such a joy. I had to share it with the broader world. Recently, JPMorganChase (note the German smashing of words together whenever one thing swallows another), one of ... Read More

Who is Paying What

Posted by Ty Fischer on Apr 14, 2012 10:14:42 AM

This is a really interesting article concerning tax paying put out by National Public Radio. This is a lot of fairness arguing going on right now, and it runs something like this: "The rich do not ... Read More

Hitting the Ceiling

Posted by veritas on Jul 25, 2011 2:39:23 PM

I have not written on the debt ceiling because I am not sure what I would do. I understand debt in principle. In the long term . . . .

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Talk Softly and Carry a Big Debt

Posted by veritas on Jan 27, 2011 9:48:20 AM

If you were wondering what unbelievable levels of debt sold to the Chinese means, answers were offered by President Obama’s reception of the Chinese President Hu. President Obama did talk ... Read More