Tag Archives: Obama as Bush

The Case for Doing Nothing

There’s a lot of chatter now about Mitt Romney running for president again – the Republican field is weak, once again, and the big-money boys love their Mitt, even if the burn-it-all-down Tea Party crowd and the born-again pro-theocracy folks … Continue reading

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This Rolling Disaster

There are two ways of thinking of rolling disasters. Back in the late seventies it was that used Chevy Vega – a snazzy GT model no less. The Vega is now considered one of the ten worst cars of all … Continue reading

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Knowing Things

The scandals were getting old anyway. Benghazi is over. The Republicans can’t seem to find that one Obama memo that says let the ambassador die and don’t defend the place, because I agree with the terrorists, and all terrorists – … Continue reading

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Extending Invented War Powers

Are we at war? The Korean and Vietnam Wars were called that popularly, but the first was officially our participation in a UN police action. We were, on the record, supporting the UN there, no more than that, so it … Continue reading

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The Murderous New Normal

Long ago there used to be what was normal, but for that you have to go way back, perhaps to the Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best pleasant fifties. In spite of the Beats and Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, back … Continue reading

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Countering the Satisfying Purity of Indignation

Thursday, December 10, was an odd day. It’s not every day a sitting US president flies off to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. Teddy Roosevelt won it in 1905 for helping to end the Russo-Japanese War, but that … Continue reading

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