Tag Archives: Articles of Confederation

To the Logical Conclusion

Some things just had to happen, as the folks at Fox News and any number of Republican politicians just found out. Take up the Reagan mantra that big government is always the problem and never the solution, because the private … Continue reading

Posted in Patriotism, Republicans and Race, The Uses of History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Party of Sour Crankiness

Oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time – but when something’s not working, and you now know it’s never going to work – for structural reasons, or practical reasons, or because the parties in question simply … Continue reading

Posted in Articles of Confederation, Conservative Framing Devices, Republican Attraction to the Extreme, Republican Radicalism, Republicans and the Constitution, States' Rights, The Uses of History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Starting Somewhere

Ah, this was the week that the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed all the headlines – as noted here in the previous items – after a few weeks of being little more than a curiosity. What the movement is calling … Continue reading

Posted in Occupy Wall Street, Senate Gridlock | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In The Zone

Out here in Southern California it’s that time of year again. They’re back. It’s the Zoners – those would be the folks who drive in from Arizona. Those of us who live here know what to do about this special … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Authority, Constitutional Law, States' Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Coming Year of Transparent Nonsense

The context – New Years Day here in Hollywood – the streets were empty. Everyone was over in Pasadena watching that Tournament of Roses Parade – which is kind of the apotheosis of corporate kitsch – or else they were … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarianism, Republicans and the Constitution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment