Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Lure of the Apocalyptic

Tuesday, August 23 – now that was some day – there was wall-to-wall coverage of the Rebel Alliance basically chasing Gadhafi out of Tripoli. Yeah, all day long the cable news folks kept calling them the Rebel Alliance. But it … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sad Possible

He may be becoming every Republican’s favorite Republican – because somehow FDR created the Great Depression – or so it has become fashionable on that side of things to say now – but it is wise to remember that Herbert Hoover … Continue reading

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Vox Populi, Vox Dei

How’s your Latin? Those words up there say that the voice of the people is the voice of God. Maybe William of Malmesbury first put it that way in the twelfth century, but it actually popped up much earlier, in … Continue reading

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Political Lupus

It’s not all madness in the Republican struggle to find someone to run against Obama. There is Jon Huntsman: When we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to … Continue reading

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Racism and Nostalgia

Some people have no use for nostalgia and others can’t live without it – probably because their life peaked-out in their senior year in high school. It’s been all downhill since then – a bit of college, reluctantly settling for … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading

What will you read on summer vacation? That may be a pointless question. No one in their right mind takes a vacation – they just go somewhere. And they work. You lug along the laptop or some iPad sort of … Continue reading

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Watching the Flame-Out

Trying to get your party’s nomination to be the one who runs for president – against that evil awful person from the other party – can be demoralizing. Some candidacies don’t last long. Howard Dean was gone with one scream, … Continue reading

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