You Are Entitled to Nothing

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I know “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood is fictitious, malicious, and evil. But even an evil fictitious character can hit the nail on its head occasionally. We might not […]

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How to Recruit Better Political Candidates

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Original Post: How to Recruit Better Political Candidates.

Let’s accept that people are lazy. I noticed no one rose to argue, so universal laziness is a given. When political consultants and parties recruit candidates, they do the lazy thing. […]

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The Ridiculous Thing I Gave Up for Lent

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“What did you give up for Lent?” Ever get that one? Like it’s something you’re supposed to post on your Facebook page. A very good priest I knew, Dom Oppenheimer, […]

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3 Questions. And I want some damn answers

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Original Post: 3 Questions. And I want some damn answers.

What would happen if we if worked on: 1. stuff we could actually fix 2. stuff no one could complain about fixing 3. stuff we didn’t care who got credit […]

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Which Two Industries Suck Most at Customer Service?

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Original Post: Which Two Industries Suck Most at Customer Service?.

Want to know why Net Neutrality is dangerous? Forget the Constitutional stuff. That’s important, but most people don’t care. Seriously. As soon as you mention the Constitution or mercantilism, the […]

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Why Hope Beats Anger

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Original Post: Why Hope Beats Anger.

The human brain is three times as sensitive to pain as it is to gain. That’s a gross over-simplification, but it’s basically true. In other words, you’ll work three-times harder to save a dollar you have than to earn one you don’t. Put another way, you won’t bet a dollar with even odds unless you […]

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This Is the Hill I Want to Die On

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Original Post: This Is the Hill I Want to Die On.

I’ve challenged so many people on this proposition. “Is this hill you want to want to die on?” I was so smug. But now I’m on that hill. The hill I want to die on. Sorry if you don’t want to die with me. I won’t hold it against you. I get it. But this […]

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Missouri Deserves Better

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Original Post: Missouri Deserves Better.

Hancock, who is a political consultant, said he held meetings last fall with prospective donors for a project to register Catholic voters. Hancock said that if he had mentioned that Schweich was Jewish, it would have been in the context that Hanaway was Catholic but that was no indication of how Catholics were likely to […]

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Some Thoughts on Tom Schweich

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Original Post: Some Thoughts on Tom Schweich.

Excerpts from past posts on Hennessy’s View about Tom Schweich “Integrity” is the first word I think of when trying to describe Tom Schweich. Rock n Roll Lunch We met for lunch on a hot day in April 2010. I expected a typical GOP establishment hack: smooth, overly friendly, defensive, and forgettable. I expected the man […]

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Tom Schweich, RIP

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Original Post: Tom Schweich, RIP.

News of Auditor Tom Schweich’s death hit me hard. If you haven’t heard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported to day that my friend Tom Schweich died of a gunshot wound today. Tom was 54. I am saddened by this news. I pray for Tom’s family and for his rapid entry to eternal happiness. May perpetual light […]

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