Category Archives: Republican Sabotage

The Lost Art of Loyal Opposition

Americans grunt and snarl, but the Brits have a way with words. That’s not just Shakespeare and Dickens. In the early nineteen century, the grumpy party out of power at the time decided they were tired of being called losers … Continue reading

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Sidestepping Optimism

The eighteenth century, which gave us the concept that we really could figure out the world, all on our own, by careful observation and then thinking about what we saw and then more observation, and which also gave us the … Continue reading

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Systems Integration

The concept is pretty simple. We have a representative democracy – direct democracy is impossible with a population of over three hundred million and growing. Everyone can’t vote on every single thing, nor would they want to, so we elect … Continue reading

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Stating the Hidden Obvious

One of the advantages of having done one’s graduate work in early eighteenth century British literature – and there are few – is that you remember some pretty nifty lines. Alexander Pope, a small disagreeable man, and a hunchback, came … Continue reading

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Explaining the Indefensible

If memory serves, kids want to be adults because they have an odd concept of adulthood, as that glorious state of freedom where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. They’ll never hear those words again – Young man, … Continue reading

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That Other News

Monday, November 7, 2011 – and it seems Michael Jackson’s doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter – and a fourth woman accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment – and was she quite graphic about what went on, or so … Continue reading

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Death, Disaster, Class Warfare and Sabotage

Ah, another day of death draws to a close – the Supreme Court finally decided that fellow in Georgia could be executed – there would be no stay for him, even though there was, in the end, no forensic evidence … Continue reading

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