Category Archives: Syrian Civil War

The Other Thing

Back in the late seventies, when Saturday Night Live was actually hip and funny, they had Roseanne Roseannadanna – the scattered and rude reporter played by Gilda Radner. Her “Weekend Update” co-anchor Jane Curtin would stare in amazement as this … Continue reading

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Not for Domestic Consumption

Political gridlock makes everyone stupid. When each side digs in its heels and simply won’t budge an inch, well, there’s nothing left to say, other than to offer endless analysis of why each side won’t budge – ideologically or historically … Continue reading

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Home Again

They say it’s always good to get home again. After new and strange places, and odd people speaking odd languages, it’s a comfort to be immersed in what’s familiar. Everything’s where it should be. You don’t bump into the furniture. … Continue reading

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One Step Closer

It’s one of those little paradoxes you learn in high school math, in calculus, if you got that far – if, with each careful step, you halve the distance to a point in space, over and over, you never actually … Continue reading

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The War Speech

Another Monday, another war for us in the Middle East, although no one expected this of Obama, and no one wants another war. Somehow these things just happen. Our initial war in Afghanistan, to get rid of the government there, … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Something

Iraq messed us up. Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with what happened on September 11, 2001, and he really didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction or any programs to develop them – he just found it useful to … Continue reading

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This Rolling Disaster

There are two ways of thinking of rolling disasters. Back in the late seventies it was that used Chevy Vega – a snazzy GT model no less. The Vega is now considered one of the ten worst cars of all … Continue reading

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