Category Archives: Obama and the Washington Establishment

The Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Gambit

It was a small item everyone missed because the big news of the day was about the government shutdown being averted for the third time this year, by sheer dumb luck. Ah, FEMA had enough money for the week, which … Continue reading

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Things Do Change

It is unclear whether we are supposed to hate the French any longer – you’d have to check with Fox News on that. The American right has been generally pleased with Sarkozy, and the new French First Lady is one … Continue reading

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The Small Stuff

They say don’t sweat the small stuff. They, whoever they are, say lots of things. The small stuff is what makes you sweat.   You know what it’s like – you start a new job, and you can do the … Continue reading

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