Category Archives: Political Deadlock

The Dead Zone

It seems that politics is not endlessly fascinating – traffic here has dropped off quite a bit in the last several days, even if the nature of these posts hasn’t changed. That had to happen – it’s impossible to make … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury

Many pretentious and angry young men – and there may be no other kind, save for the infinitely irritating Justin Bieber – commit that passage from Shakespeare to memory: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

If we make it through the summer – if Spain and Greece don’t collapse, taking the economies of all of Europe with them and causing a worldwide crash – if Israel doesn’t decide to nuke Iran before Iran can get … Continue reading

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Getting to the Point

It only gets stranger, and another Tuesday of scattered elections showed that. In Indiana, Dick Lugar, a pragmatic but quite conservative Republican, who had been their senator there forever, lost the Republican primary to a Tea Party fellow – who … Continue reading

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Blame the Republicans, Or At Least Some of Them

Ah, in a little more than a month Medicare kicks in, freeing up almost eight hundred dollars a month, so should some young starlet here in Hollywood jump the curb in her Bentley and inflict grave bodily harm, well, there … Continue reading

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The Lay of the Land Now

Over the weekend the Republicans were at it again – this time the Nevada caucuses that Mitt Romney won handily – for what that’s worth. The New York Times ran this story – Romney Takes a Solid Win in Nevada … Continue reading

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The Empty Toolbox

So here we go – the president wants his jobs bill passed and the House is saying no way – the only way to create jobs is to cut spending, shutting down as much of the government as possible, throwing … Continue reading

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