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The Obama High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Forty years ago it was worse. On August 9, 1974, President Nixon, who had just turned himself into merely Richard Nixon, gave his odd little salute and flew off in that green helicopter, the first president in American history to … Continue reading

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The Joy of Having Nothing Left to Lose

That Kris Kristofferson song that Janis Joplin made famous – Me and Bobby McGee – is remembered for one iconic and ironic line – “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Janis Joplin sang that, and then she died, and … Continue reading

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Civil Society and Trust

What holds relationships together, and families together, and sports teams together, and rock bands and labor unions and quail-hunting clubs together, and nations together, is trust. Each party trusts that the other party isn’t going to do something really stupid … Continue reading

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Late June Decisions

No one can have a satisfying summer vacation if there’s unfinished business to think about. Unresolved issues generate too much background noise. Vague worries – and the thought that something will go terribly wrong when the dreary world starts up … Continue reading

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