Category Archives: The Conservative-Liberal Divide

Actual Irreconcilable Differences

Divorce became easier with the introduction of the concept of irreconcilable differences – California enacted America’s first purely no-fault divorce law in 1969 by adding that to its divorce petition form. No one has to explain anything. No one has … Continue reading

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Playing What-If

No third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and so on – but no one pays a bit of attention to … Continue reading

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Hacking Away

There have been a few feints to the left and right but no third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and … Continue reading

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Good for You

First a disclaimer – this commentary site is run on generic diet root beer – you know, the store brand, which is probably what didn’t quite pass the quality standards of some major manufacturer and was shipped off to Cincinnati … Continue reading

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When There’s No Winning Strategy

Here it is, late May, and Team Obama and Team Romney have decided the November election will be a plebiscite on private equity firms, and whether running one of those, like Bain Capital, superbly qualifies you to be president in … Continue reading

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About That Tyranny of Clichés

G. K. Chesterton once quipped that “people generally quarrel because they cannot argue” – something you have to think about for a bit before it begins to make any sense at all. But then they didn’t call Chesterton the Prince of … Continue reading

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