Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Breaking Point

Not many people read Prodigal Soldiers: How the Generation of Officers Born of Vietnam Revolutionized the American Style of War – you have to be really into military theory for such things – but you could get a copy.  Consider this … Continue reading

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Ultimate Posturing

Thursday, March 29, 2007 – and there were two big stories in Washington. They both looked like trouble for the administration.   If you are the president, what are you going to do when the former chief of staff to … Continue reading

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The Grand Unified Theory of Everything

The current administration scandals – or administrative troubles, or the easily explained good decisions which only seem bad because of some less than careful communications, or the things that we don’t have to explain to anyone so the Democrats should … Continue reading

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Just in from Paris – the Riot

Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, sends an exclusive to Just Above Sunset – a new riot. Not much covered in the US press, CBC News (Canada) offers Train Ticket Dispute Erupts Into Riot On Paris Streets, … Continue reading

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Titanic Time Again

All the tales of the Titanic sinking in the North Atlantic are so very civilized.  You know them from the movies – that 1997 one directed by James Cameron and starring the ever-irritating and then wispy Leonardo DiCaprio, and the … Continue reading

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Something Is Up

Over the weekend of March 25-26, while the nation was consumed with that college basketball stuff, the annual March Madness (although Andy Borowitz offers a slightly different take on that), it became clear that something was snowballing. March snow can … Continue reading

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Letter From Paris

Received from Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, Saturday, March 24, 2007 – a Saturday night letter from Paris with photos. The photographic supplement is here. This item is also cross-posted at the photography site with text … Continue reading

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