Tag Archives: Benjamin Netanyahu

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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Discriminating Tastes

There are those who never buy shoddy anything – their clothes are finely tailored and well made – like everything else – and they know fine wine from dreck – and they are not ostentatious. What they own is elegant … Continue reading

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Idiot’s Delight

In 1869, Ulysses S. Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson – not the best year in American presidential history – but that was also the year that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association, and the … Continue reading

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A Parting Shot from the World of Common Sense

Israel fights daily for its very existence and the Palestinians want them gone. A smaller and smaller number on each side still think they can get along with the other side – just establish an actual Palestinian state with real … Continue reading

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Making an Impossible Situation Worse

The calendars aligned. Christmas and Hanukkah aligned perfectly this year, and America paused for a bit of pleasantness. American Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs and atheists and whatnot paused too. Why not? Exchange presents, eat too much, watch … Continue reading

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The Coming Tedium

George W. Bush did that lame-duck-presidency thing well. By the middle of his second term no one believed he could get a damned thing done. His second term opened with his big surprise – it was time to privatize Social … Continue reading

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Selling the Thing

Back in the sixties there was that anti-Nixon poster – Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man? At the time, and probably still, the least respected occupations in America were that of car salesman and, of course, politician. … Continue reading

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