Tag Archives: William Kristol

Never Quite in Charge

Any movie with Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI is bound to be good, even if his 1981 History of the World, Part I was a bit of a mess. Maybe it was supposed to be a mess, because the … Continue reading

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Inevitable Embarrassment

Experience is a good thing – they say age brings wisdom, which it does, because all the mistakes over all the years still sting. Some things are just embarrassing, even if whatever it was one did was what was done … Continue reading

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Republican Pessimism

As Cubs fans know, all too well, you have to develop a coping mechanism. There’s always next year. There has to be, because the Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 103 years, a record – actually a record … Continue reading

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Hastening the Apocalypse

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – and Obama gives his first address to the nation from the Oval Office. That setting is reserved for Big Deals, and this was about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – a rig blows up … Continue reading

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Anger and the Manliness Known as Neoconservatism

If you don’t express your anger it will fester inside you and you’ll get an ulcer, or you’ll descent into black depression – because of your impotence or something. That’s what they say, but it seems ulcers are actually caused … Continue reading

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Laying Down the Law

When an angry parent or frustrated teacher says they’re going to lay down the law, well, they don’t really mean it, or they mean only part of it. Yep, there will be rules, and you’ll follow them – or you’ll … Continue reading

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Carefully Saying That What You Say Is Not What You’re Saying

In spite of our pride in our having codified free speech and a free press – we started with the rule that you can say what you want and print what you want – there is an American tradition of … Continue reading

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