Tag Archives: Israel and Iran

Mounting Opposition

Monday is when everyone gets back to work, so it was a bit unfair that the new breakthrough agreement on pausing Iran’s nuclear weapon program, if that’s what they’re up to, was announced in the early hours on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Rejecting Animosity as Policy

“If you can’t go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant “Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, … Continue reading

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On the Outside Looking In

Our politics are endlessly fascinating. One side or the other is always looking for an edge, that one thing that will change the dynamics and destroy the other party, shattering their reputation for whatever it is they claim to be … Continue reading

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The Big Showdown

Monday, March 19 – it was the day before the big make-or-break showdown to settle things one way or another, for good – at least between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, as if anyone even cares. Yes, the Illinois primary … Continue reading

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On Edge

The Monday before Super Tuesday this year – the day with all the Republican primaries and caucuses that will decide who will run against Obama, or will leave things as muddled as the days before – wasn’t exactly a slow … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Pretty Soon

They call them flame wars, a fairly new term. That’s when two big guns in the world of political commentary get into a nasty back-and-forth online. One of them posts something at one of the major sites, and the other, … Continue reading

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The Cost of War

The Lieutenant Colonel in the family will be off to Kabul after Christmas, or off to Baghdad. We won’t be seeing him for quite some time. And he’s been at this a long time – you might remember the election … Continue reading

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