Tag Archives: Civil Service

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our newly netted news and nonsense of the week: Facebook: Accused of censoring users on behalf of government. (We’ve heard that of Twitter, too.) People over 50 have more debt than in the past. (“Golden years” tarnishing?) The risk in … Continue reading

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American History Seems Too Confusing For Schoolteachers?

Schoolchildren we know inform us that history is boring. Given that it is full of more blood, sex, war, disease, invention and politics than any movie scenario, we sat down to consider that. We have noted, without paying particular attention, … Continue reading

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The Rock-Ribbed Principles Of A Political Party

Time passes they say, and things change. It is incontrovertible in politics. We note for example: The United States Civil Service came via the Pendleton Act of 1883 as a reaction against the spoils system, that handed out government jobs … Continue reading

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History, The Spoils System, Civil Service … And Buyer’s Regrets

the IRS is demanding the list of contributors to a Ron Paul group. Apparently the agency’s pursuit of non-Democrat political groups continues without Lois Lerner to head it. We note that Ms. Lerner has so far, thumbed her nose at … Continue reading

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