Category Archives: Obama the Conservative

Calling It Quits

The midterms are coming and it is becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans will retake the Senate, making Obama’s last two years in office miserable for him, and for the nation. All nominees to everything will be blocked. If one … Continue reading

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Obama, Son of Burke

It was a conversation ten years ago in Paris, walking back from the Marais to the hotel in the narrow little street behind the Flore. She, a Midwesterner from Ohio but now a French teacher here in Los Angeles, said … Continue reading

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Self-Delusional Ambition, Hope and Daydreams

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards tried to explain it to a whole generation – “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, yeah, you just might find you get what you need.” No one paid attention … Continue reading

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Regarding Forgiveness and Irony

If you have too much time on your hands you eventually come across City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute – or you don’t. Tastes vary, and some end up watching American Idol or … Continue reading

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The Eve of Destruction

Monday, November 3, 2008 – the day before the presidential election – and there was almost nothing left to say. Either Obama would win (likely), or McCain would win (unlikely), or there would be a tie and House of Representatives … Continue reading

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