Category Archives: Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Old Iron Pants

Maybe you had to be there, but 1968 was an amazing year. People write books about that year – and there still are television specials – because that was the year of the Tet Offensive and Walter Cronkite telling America … Continue reading

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The General Idea Again

The basics are pretty clear. We have a government of the people and by the people and for the people, where the military reports to an official elected by the people, the president. The military may have the guns, but … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name

One of the most famous lines in literature is “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – Juliet telling Romeo that the names of things don’t matter. She’s referring to family names – “Deny thy father and … Continue reading

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Laughter and Forgetting

Americans all have their cultural heritage. Some are proud to be Irish, sort of. Their great-grandparents’ parents came over a long time ago, but there are those Saint Patrick’s Day parades everywhere, every year, and everyone wants to be Irish, … Continue reading

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Finally Getting Stupid

Let’s get stupid. We used to say that back in college. Beer followed. Lots of beer, and no studying followed. Everyone needs a break from trying to be smart all the time, and of course we’d end up saying stupid … Continue reading

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Taking the Bait Again

In the late seventies, the folks on the North Side in Pittsburgh had a problem. How do you take a product that people find really irritating, and isn’t all that interesting, and make something that everyone wants to rush out … Continue reading

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