Wondering aloud: thoughts on religion and politics, energy and athletics

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How many flat tax advocates wish to maintain one (or more) of their favorite tax preferences?

When will voters decide that the most sensible campaign finance reform is immediate, online disclosure of all cash and in-kind contributions to a political candidate, party or PAC?

Does Jeremy Lin's amazing appeal have more to do with his lack of basketball pedigree and struggles to stay in the NBA than his ethnicity?

How many Ron Paul contributors understand their candidate's realistic goal is to influence the party platform and/or the eventual nominee, rather than win the nomination himself?

Obamacare Part I: How many Obamacare fans find it distressing to learn that the largest political support group for the president (organized labor) is also the largest beneficiary of waivers under the new law?

Obamacare Part II: How many Obamacare fans find it distressing to learn that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid secured an Obamacare waiver for the entire state of Nevada?

How many Members of Congress know that the drilling footprint on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) amounts to a postage stamp on a football field? (From personal experience: Been there, seen it.)

How many Americans know that the wildly successful Chick-fil-A restaurant chain is under siege by the secular left for its family values culture and Sunday closure policy?

Will the dopes who go around lobbying against competitive athletics in elementary and middle school ever find employment in the private sector? (Actually, I may have the answer to that one.)

If you're reading this column, you've probably been paying attention to what's happening in our state, nation and the world — and just maybe, you're wondering too.

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column appears Sundays. The former Maryland governor and member of Congress is a partner at the law firm King & Spalding and the Maryland chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. His email is ehrlichcolumn@gmail.com.
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Scottish independence [Poll]

Should Scotland split from the United Kingdom?

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