Author Archives: cartmilln

About cartmilln

I am a graduate with a BA in English who has spent the past eight years of my life in one form of retail or another. I am believer in facts and an informed electorate. I don't feel that either side of our political spectrum is "right". Count me among those blindly hopeful who believe that the United States' population is capable of intelligent discourse.

Hate is Dangerous; Love is Deadly

Before getting into the meat of this posting, there are a few things that I would like to explain.  My long absence is the first item I will address.  The answer is twofold, I was sick and my 9 to 5 … Continue reading

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Trimming the Fat: The One Budget We Never Cut

This past week MSNBC published the article “Iraq War Construction: $6 billion to $8 billion Wasted, US Official Says” by Aaron Mehta and Zach Toombs.  This article, unfortunately, didn’t seem to get much attention.  Despite the slightly misleading title of the article, … Continue reading

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To Protect and Serve Unless You Disobey (Updated)

July 20, 2012 early in the morning a masked man entered a movie theater and proceeded to kill 12 people and injure dozens more.  He exits the theater and within seven minutes has surrendered to police.  The police take the suspect into … Continue reading

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Bain Capital, Tax Returns and the Kitchen Sink

This campaign season we are likely to endure new heights in campaign financing.  These record-breaking figures might be responsible for many debatable effects, but there is one thing they will most definitely do and that is drive up the number of ads that … Continue reading

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Democrats to the Left of Me, Republicans to the Right, and I’m Stuck in the Middle With You

I spend a lot of my time reading the news.  I must admit I have a guilty somewhat masochistic habit.  I almost always read the comments section, at least until the commenters show me why I shouldn’t.  There is always at least one … Continue reading

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Breaking the Banks

There are talks in our country of austerity.  There has been a call for fiscal responsibility for our government and that call seems legitimate in the face of rising debt. Tthere is a missing piece in the discussion of austerity, especially when … Continue reading

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Changing Your Mind

We have all been in the situation where irrevocably undeniably we were wrong.  The sudden feeling of doubt and shame in realizing our ignorance and sometimes our stubbornness in seeing the truth.  How did we get to that point?  The point where no … Continue reading

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