Tag Archives: AIPAC

Not Thinking Things Through

History counters emotion. What is happening now is happening in the context of what happened before. What may seem like a good idea might not be a good idea. Others have had other ideas. Donald Trump needs to know what … Continue reading

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No One’s Happy

Mondays are always problematic – no one likes Mondays – but Mondays in Cuba can be brutal: Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the … Continue reading

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Outlaw Politics

Everyone loves an outlaw. That is said to be what Jesse James once said. He may have been bemused by having fans, considering what he was up to, but he was right. Marketing people know this as do executives in … Continue reading

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On Edge

The Monday before Super Tuesday this year – the day with all the Republican primaries and caucuses that will decide who will run against Obama, or will leave things as muddled as the days before – wasn’t exactly a slow … Continue reading

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Searching For That One Big Issue

Anyone can see how the upcoming but still far off presidential election is going to play out. Whoever the Republicans run has to deal with their plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, where those who have chipped in … Continue reading

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On the Sabbath

Some of us are old enough to remember Blue Laws – stores would be closed on Sundays, as Sunday was the day of rest, as it did say that in the Bible. It was the Sabbath – and this has … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Pickles

Diplomacy is hard. You have to say the right thing in the right way, to get the other party to do what you want when they’d rather not. Will Rogers said it’s the art of saying “nice doggie” until you … Continue reading

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