Monthly Archives: May 2007

Expecting Too Much

Well, Wednesday morning, the 23rd, it was on the front page of the Washington Post –   Democrats gave up their demand for troop-withdrawal deadlines in an Iraq war spending package yesterday, abandoning their top goal of bringing U.S. troops … Continue reading

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The Uses of Disorder

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, or anyone’s, but with two close friends and regular readers having degrees in philosophy, such topics do come up. What topics, you say?  Why disorder, order, information about things (necessary and sufficient, … Continue reading

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What We Tolerate

Howard Fineman, in December 2005, had this to say –   For months now, I have been getting e-mails demanding that my various employers (Newsweek, NBC News and MSNBC.com) include in their poll questionnaires the issue of whether Bush should … Continue reading

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It Has All Been Said

Posting a three to five thousand word column each day is the aim here, but starting up again after a week off with computer woes seems difficult. In that week much has happened in the world of national events and … Continue reading

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The Pause Ends Tomorrow

Posting will resume tomorrow.  Yes, the old computer – actually just a year old – died on May 11, but when you plug in an auxiliary monitor you can spend the weekend backing up everything to an external hard drive.  … Continue reading

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A Pause

No more pictures, no more words –   Late this afternoon my laptop kind of died.  The screen had been flickering, and then it went dead.  It runs fine, you just cannot see what it is doing.  That is not … Continue reading

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A British Exit

He seemed like a nice fellow, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced that he would retire on June 27, and that gives the Labor Party a little more than a month to appoint a new leader. No real surprises … Continue reading

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