Truth Be Told

Through the words of many wise people, Truth be Told will search for the threads that can illuminate our current societal debates and issues with truth, whether it be American style health care, public education, the free market versus socialism, the vagaries of Wall Street, U.S. foreign policy or any other issue that emerges. Tying history and common sense to current events, we will visit the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of notable historians, economists, presidents and everyday men and women as we seek to find and tell the truth.

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  • Americans have a mental map of how freedom and religion march together that is wholly different from that of Muslim dominated countries. Photo: Associated Press

    Middle Eastern revolution through an American lens

    Americans have a mental map of how freedom and religion march together that is wholly different from that of Muslim dominated countries. Published 9:16 a.m. March 7, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Egypt protests less about democracy and more about peace

    "Days of Rage" and "Revolution" are breaking out all over the Middle East. On the surface we hear calls for greater freedom and sincere representative democracy, but on the streets and echoing throughout history we hear a disdain for governments seen as peaceful toward Israel and America. Published 9:27 a.m. February 3, 2011 - Comments

     
  • As Edmund Burke, the Anglo-Irish statesman of the 1700s said,

    Tucson tragedy - when evil triumphs

    As Edmund Burke, the Anglo-Irish statesman of the 1700s said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Published 10:07 a.m. January 20, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The first principle of treaty making is to negotiate from a position of strength. The Obama administration thus far appears to negotiate geopolitical relationships from a position of ideology.

    New START treaty: Victory for Russia, bad strategy for U.S.

    The first principle of treaty making is to negotiate from a position of strength. The Obama administration thus far appears to negotiate geopolitical relationships from a position of ideology. Published 5:05 p.m. January 6, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Christmas represents the most powerful symbol of freedom ever known to humankind - the birth of Jesus Christ. His message creates discomfort for those that believe government is the arbiter of human freedom.

    Freedom is message of Christmas

    Christmas represents the most powerful symbol of freedom ever known to humankind - the birth of Jesus Christ. His message creates discomfort for those that believe government is the arbiter of human freedom. Published 8:40 a.m. December 24, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Wikileakers use a veil of transparency and freedom to promote chaos. Does freedom hinge on all information and access to it being free and on public display, especially the disturbing?

    Wikileakers looking for chaos, not freedom

    Wikileakers use a veil of transparency and freedom to promote chaos. Does freedom hinge on all information and access to it being free and on public display, especially the disturbing? Published 4:06 p.m. December 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Implementing more and more “safety” measures is not about safety. It’s all more steps toward eroding our freedoms and making us pliable under a paternal, domineering government.

    TSA pat downs another 'parent of despotism'

    Implementing more and more “safety” measures is not about safety. It’s all more steps toward eroding our freedoms and making us pliable under a paternal, domineering government. Published 9:11 p.m. November 24, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Like Jimmy Carter before him, Barack Obama is using condescending scare tactics to push a dead-end energy agenda. However, in American politics, disingenuous predictions of doom often backfire, for both sides of the aisle.

    Scared does not make for good energy policy

    Like Jimmy Carter before him, Barack Obama is using condescending scare tactics to push a dead-end energy agenda. However, in American politics, disingenuous predictions of doom often backfire, for both sides of the aisle. Published 10:07 a.m. October 27, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Christine O’Donnell, a tea-party-backed upstart beat Mike Castle, a nine-term U.S. representative, in Delaware’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

    Who is Christine O'Donnell?

    Christine O’Donnell, a tea-party-backed upstart beat Mike Castle, a nine-term U.S. representative, in Delaware’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Published 4:06 p.m. September 17, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Obama administration is calling this Labor Day for more spending to increase jobs and help the economy. It's a novel approach: borrow and spend more. Ben Franklin said that

    New economic plan released for America: Spend more

    The Obama administration is calling this Labor Day for more spending to increase jobs and help the economy. It's a novel approach: borrow and spend more. Ben Franklin said that "when you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty." Published 3:14 p.m. September 6, 2010 - Comments

     
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Carla writes about current issues and events with an aim toward telling the truth, using the writings of great thinkers, dead and living, as well as common sense.

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