Paul F. deLespinasse



Apr 16, 2019
Our national government currently seems unwilling or unable to grapple with major problems like medical care and global warming. State and local governments may need to step in to fill the resulting policy vacuum.


Apr 10, 2019
Only due process of legislation will minimize the danger of making horrible mistakes. It will not do to promise people a wonderful system while waiting to reveal some magic plan, cooked up in Republican back rooms, until after the election.


Apr 3, 2019
Socialism is a terrible way to organize an economy. It maximizes government's power to make arbitrary economic decisions that are all too similar to the "crony capitalism" that many of us object to. But socialism might be an excellent way to organize parts of an economy.


Mar 26, 2019
Many members of Congress are now only in town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Their lack of casual social interaction reinforces tendencies for Democrats and Republicans to see each other as stereotyped enemies.


Mar 18, 2019
If Republicans, even those favoring a wall, would place a higher priority on defending the constitutional rights of Congress, they could join with Democrats to revoke the emergency by overriding Trump's veto of the joint resolution.


Mar 12, 2019
We take modern communications so much for granted that it is hard to remember how recently things were very different.


Mar 4, 2019
Seeking to build a wall for which Congress refused to appropriate funds, President Trump declared a national emergency.


Feb 26, 2019
Research and economies of scale would make photovoltaic cells cheaper while conventional sources became more expensive. Consumers would move to solar because it was cheaper.

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