Paul F. deLespinasse

Mar 20, 2018
Politicians enact the laws under which people are imprisoned, so if imprisonment denies people the vote politicians are choosing the electorate instead of the electorate choosing the politicians. This is incompatible with the basic idea of democracy.

Mar 13, 2018
Henry George (1839-1897) concluded that both capitalists and workers would benefit if we could abolish the inevitably unequal private ownership of land. Value added to natural resources by labor would be distributed as wages.

Mar 6, 2018
Until more senators and representatives start heeding Edmund Burke's advice, it will continue to be true that our leaders are smarter, and probably more decent, than they act. Let us hope that this will not be at the expense of the Dreamers.

Feb 27, 2018
Opponents of amending the Second Amendment would have to argue that the benefits of privately owned assault weapons justify tolerating the mass atrocities they enable deranged individuals to inflict on shoppers, concert-goers, and students.

Feb 20, 2018
Before rejecting out of hand a military designed only to defend our homeland, we should remember how much trouble vastly smaller numbers of local people have given our military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere.

Feb 13, 2018
Kim Jong Un did not create the current regime. He stepped into leadership of a going concern and even if inclined to reform his government, he would need to go about doing so slowly and cautiously.

Feb 6, 2018
A national identification card could provide an efficient system, eliminating any argument for an expensive but ineffective physical wall. Without further study, Congress should not appropriate a dime for building a wall.

Jan 30, 2018
Two recent developments make a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict less likely than ever.

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