The Politics of Political Surveys

Just when I was wondering what to blog about (I, in fact, have another blog in the making).  Yesterday I received an invitation from Representative Connie Mack to attend his Health Care Forum in Fort Myers. Included with the invitation is a Health Care Reform Survey.  Well, I'm a sociologist.  Surveys are the staples of... Continue Reading →

Illegal Immigrants and Health Care

One of the many axes on which health care reform rests is whether illegal immigrants will have access to health care.  There appears to be unanimous outcry from Republicans bewailing the possibility that illegals might weasel access to health care.  Joe Wilson even breached congressional decorum by screaming "you lie!" at the President for stating... Continue Reading →

What do we do about Wall Street

This weekend a great deal of time has been spent remembering 9/11.  This is important.  We should always commemorate the suffering and sacrifice of that fateful day.  But there's another day we must not forget.  October 6, 2009, the day the Stock Market crashed. Now this might not have been as dramatic as a terrorist... Continue Reading →

A Larger Fishbowl! (An Agitate Commentary)

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Why I'm Against the Death Penalty

It's hard to be against the death penalty in the United States.  Sometimes it's even hard in my own mind.  When I read stories about brutal killers, serial murderers, child killers and molesters I must admit that I really do believe that such people deserve to die. Yet, that they may indeed deserve to die... Continue Reading →

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