Tag Archives: John Boehner

The Obama High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Forty years ago it was worse. On August 9, 1974, President Nixon, who had just turned himself into merely Richard Nixon, gave his odd little salute and flew off in that green helicopter, the first president in American history to … Continue reading

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No Other Choice

People only do what they have to do, which they really don’t want to do, when they have no other choice – as with that tedious college term paper long ago, or every college term paper long ago, and as … Continue reading

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Letting the Facts Speak

Everyone knows about confirmation bias – people will recognize information that confirms their beliefs as the only relevant information. Any information that doesn’t confirm their beliefs must be wrong, if it even exists – so people will often say that certain things … Continue reading

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Ready to Govern

Forget Putin and the Ukraine and the hot-war developing there. The few remaining bodies left rotting in the fields from the Malaysian airliner Putin’s separatists shot down two weeks ago aren’t going anywhere. And forget Israel in Gaza blowing up … Continue reading

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Breaking the Authoritarian Mold

There may be a thousand reasons that CNN, the Most Trusted Name in News, has become the cable news channel of last resort. Viewers turn to CNN when there’s some sort of massive natural disaster or a new war, or … Continue reading

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Civil Society and Trust

What holds relationships together, and families together, and sports teams together, and rock bands and labor unions and quail-hunting clubs together, and nations together, is trust. Each party trusts that the other party isn’t going to do something really stupid … Continue reading

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Late June Decisions

No one can have a satisfying summer vacation if there’s unfinished business to think about. Unresolved issues generate too much background noise. Vague worries – and the thought that something will go terribly wrong when the dreary world starts up … Continue reading

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