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Clayton E. Cramer

Clayton E. Cramer teaches history at the College of Western Idaho. His most recent book is My Brother Ron: A Personal and Social History of the Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill (2012). He is raising capital for a feature film about the Oberlin Rescue of 1858.
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Modern Democratic ‘Fire-Eaters’

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 - by Clayton E. Cramer

The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrate the necessity of the Second Amendment.

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Does ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Actually Result in Gun Crime?

Friday, January 18th, 2013 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Statistics do not point to criminals using this tactic.

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Public Highlights Mass Murders, Ignores Most Murders: Racism?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Cornel West's assertion is as simplistic as that of gun control advocates.

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‘Deinstitutionalization’: Mass Murder and Untreated Madness

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

It's all but impossible now to involuntarily commit the obviously ill.

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Ugly Truths About Prejudice

Friday, May 11th, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Are sky-high black crime rates responsible for prejudice in America?

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The Ultrasound Mandate and Personal Responsibility

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Making abortion readily available is valuable not only to irresponsible women, but also to irresponsible men.

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How Common Are Deaths Like Trayvon Martin’s?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Statistics show that concealed carry permit holders are far less likely to commit gun crimes than the general population.

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Non-Intervention as Foreign Policy

Sunday, February 5th, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

A beautiful ideal, but not terribly practical for the messy world in which we live.

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Crony Capitalism: There Is Nothing New Under the Sun

Friday, January 13th, 2012 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Nicholas Nickleby and Obama's promotion of "green energy."

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CEO Salaries and Pharmaceutical Costs

Saturday, November 19th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

How much do CEO and other top exec salaries add to the cost of drugs?

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Buying Group Health Insurance Can Be a Bureaucratic Nightmare

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

If the Republican Party really wanted to win in 2012, they would raise this issue.

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Is Romney Our Best Choice?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

The evidence suggests otherwise — but for the wrong reason.

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We Can Make This Disappear for a Fee

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Scrubbing your mug shot from the net is a growing business.

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Mileage Math Mania

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Unplug the hype, and how much car is left?

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The Department of Education Cracks Down on For-Profit Colleges

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Should Washington scale back its huge college subsidies instead?

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California Pays the Price for Shortsighted Prison Policy

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

I fear that if CA voters do not start providing some adult supervision to their state government, we are going to end up with a judicially imposed mess equivalent to the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill.

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Inside the Higher Education Bubble

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

A teacher witnesses disturbing trends. (Also read: "Study: Higher ed bubble could be solved by getting faculty to teach more.")

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Pay No Danegeld: Teaching Western Civilization

Monday, April 11th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Rudyard Kipling's poem is due for a renaissance.

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Disturbing Similarities Between the Fall of Rome and Today’s America

Friday, March 18th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

The parallels aren't perfect, but there is much to contemplate about America when reading about the fall of the Roman empire.

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No BC and AD? That Spells Culture War

Monday, March 7th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

The sensitivity police arrest our calendar.

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Harry Reid Calls for an End to Legal Prostitution in Nevada

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

What amazes me more than the arguments for and against prostitution is the absurdity of Senator Reid’s particular argument.

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Open Carry in the Kids’ Library?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Guns are great, but exposed firearms will never be normal.

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Decriminalize Marijuana to Reduce Access for Minors?

Friday, February 4th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Not quite.

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Mental Illness and Mass Murder

Monday, January 10th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

How many more tragedies like the Tucson shootings will we have to watch before we start facing the harsh truth?

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The Problems and Pitfalls of Child Porn Laws

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Laws protecting children may be in need of revision.

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