Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Selling the Thing

Back in the sixties there was that anti-Nixon poster – Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man? At the time, and probably still, the least respected occupations in America were that of car salesman and, of course, politician. … Continue reading

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America Finally Steps Back

Things became clear last week – Iran, our enemy, has been fighting ISIS – those Sunni madmen – for us. They’re going at them in both Syria and in Iraq, and we can live with that. Someone has to do … Continue reading

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The First 2016 Presidential Debate

Barack Obama never ran against George Bush. He ran against John McCain and then Mitt Romney – but of course he was running against George Bush both times. McCain assumed everyone would understand that he wasn’t George Bush, but he … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Some of us won’t be watching much of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, but not because the sport of curling is obscure without being the least bit interesting, and far too Canadian, or that guys on skis shooting rifles at … Continue reading

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Not for Domestic Consumption

Political gridlock makes everyone stupid. When each side digs in its heels and simply won’t budge an inch, well, there’s nothing left to say, other than to offer endless analysis of why each side won’t budge – ideologically or historically … Continue reading

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As Different as Different Could Be

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Blue Tuesday

Anyone who grew up in Pittsburgh in the late forties and the fifties remembers Blue Laws – there were certain things no one could buy on Sundays, like booze of any kind, even if the bars were still open. In … Continue reading

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