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    Goldwater, however, rejected the "liberalism" of Eisenhower, Rockefeller, and other "moderates" within his own party. Extremism in defense of liberty was no vice, he famously told the 1964 nominating convention, and moderation was no virtue. And it doomed him and his party... This weekend, House Republican leader John Boehner played out the role of Jude Wanniski on NBC's "Meet The Press."Odds are you've never heard of Jude, but without him Reagan never wou...

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    ‘Dirty Jobs’ guy says Safety Third is “a conversation worth having” | 2012-

    Hi Dave - Mike Rowe here, Dirty Jobs, etc. I’m writing to thank you for your article in May’s edition of ISHN, and for sharing with your readers a few of my comments on workplace safety. Over the years, I’ve learned that some Safety Professionals do not always welcome criticism, especially from a smart aleck TV Host.


    It’s a civic resource, an index of inequality, and a requirement for public health. Shade should be a mandate for urban designers.