Sunday, January 30, 2011

Government 101: Take the Plunge

Many people hold some peculiar notions about our history, the Constitution, and the government. "We the people" can't begin to solve our problems until we understand the governing process. It's a big subject. Here's some help.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tradition, More Than Law, Surrounds State of the Union Address

Our Constitution requires the president report to Congress on the state of the union “from time to time”. Over the years, the process of delivering that information evolved into the exhibition we now call the State of the Union Address. The pomp and ceremony of the great assembly is all tradition. This year, you have a chance to participate.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We Need to Begin Teaching Civics Again

If “we the people” are going to control our government, then “we the people” need to know its structure, how it’s supposed to work, and how it actually does work. I’ve read the United States Constitution dozens of times. I wrote a book about it. I carry a copy of the Constitution in my purse because people always insist on arguing with me about what’s in it.
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New Blog

An existing blogger has a new blog, Six Kitties

This blog is the property of Ledcat!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

We Are All Socialists

Many Americans believe that the Constitution requires capitalism, forbids socialism, and don’t need “the government”. Find out why they’re wrong.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Second Amendment, Mental Illness, and Other Observations on the Tucson Tragedy

Having taken a few days to ruminate on recent events, I offer the following.
The Tucson Tragedy on Saturday brought out the best and worst in America and Americans. Two factors led to the event - our lack of a proper mental health care system and our obsolete second amendment.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hello Pittsburgh Women Bloggers!

Hello, I am happy to be asked to be part of this group and participate in my community in a meaningful way that helps bring us all together, rather than divide us. We have a wealth of talent, experience and education that if harnessed could help this city and region evolve in ways that the men alone have not been able to accomplish.

I look forward to doing my part in whatever way the universe deems necessary.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two New Blogs

Please welcome Rishona "Out of Town" and Susan "On The Fringe" to The Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter - The U.S. Constitution Online -

Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter - The U.S. Constitution Online -

Reviving my Blog: No Longer the World's Slowest Blog

I've been blogging, on and off, for nearly nine years.

My blog, No Longer the World's Slowest Blog, has been kind of dusty over the last year or so, as I worked on a contract that kept me very busy and did an insane amount of traveling last year.

However, recently, I have started to write short pieces, so I hope you'll stop by. I'll also link to my blog from my Facebook page (LaurieMann) and my Twitter account (lauriedtmann).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The 112th Congress Opens For Business

Learn exactly what a “Congress” is, and why there have been 112 of them.
Catch the Republicans’ new stunts and why they’ll backfire.