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Don’t Tell Me, “It’s Complicated”

There is no satisfaction in discussing politics with people that punt on the hard issues. Ask them their view about “defunding the police” and their answer starts with “It’s complicated.”

A charitable translation of “It’s complicated” is “I don’t know but I’m going to talk anyway.” Why are so many of us unable to admit ignorance on so many subjects? If we would forbear saying anything when we have nothing…

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John Dean

John Dean

Writer, blogger, lover of nature, music, photography, and Goldendoodles. Top writer in Government. Editor of Dean’s List.

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