Category Archives: Republican Brinksmanship

Inadequate Risk Assessment

Teenagers ought to be great drivers. They’re young and have great reflexes – those only go downhill after the teen years – so if something unfortunate happens, quickly and unexpectedly, they should be able to swerve out of the way … Continue reading

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Proposing the Alternative to Constitutional Democracy

When the president takes that oath of office, when members of Congress take their oaths of office, they swear to defend the Constitution. The oath isn’t about any particular public policy position – treating the poor or unlucky a certain … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Abandoning Hope

There’s always hope. That’s what everyone wants to hear when everything has gone wrong and it all seems utterly hopeless. Teenagers are told that all the time, even if they seldom believe it – awkward young girls seldom turn into … Continue reading

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Managing the Unmanageable

The transition from teaching bored and distracted late adolescents to managing proudly eccentric and inappropriately inventive programmers and systems analysts, with no social skills whatsoever, was fairly easy, even if it took a few years. It was pretty much the … Continue reading

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