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James R. Muhm, a retired geologist, is a freelance writer residing in Denver, Colorado.

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So, Who’s a Conservative?

It wasnt so long ago that most people, if they thought about politics at all, tended to categorize themselves as either liberal or conservative. And most of those people considered themselves to be conservative rather than liberal, by a ...

A Letter to My Friend Who Supports the Drug War

My friend, we’ve been discussing this war on drugs for quite a while, and whether or not it is doing anything to reduce drug use. We both agree that most drugs, particularly “hard” drugs, have a harmful and debilitating ...

The Hijacking of the Republican Party

The traditional principles of the Republican Party have in the past several years been subordinated to a more intrusive domestic policy and an imperialistic foreign policy. Whereas a policy of less federal ...