Category Archives: Obama and Mutual Tolerance

Possible Better Angels

Much has been made of the change in Washington. A friend, a highly-respected attorney, who knows more about securities law than is healthy for any sane person, just returned from a weekend there, saying the city just felt different. You … Continue reading

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Common Decency

Well, this was nice:   On a morning of countless firsts in U.S. history, add this: Barack Obama’s inaugural speech is the first time a president has ever explicitly acknowledged not only “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus” but non-believers … Continue reading

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