Tag Archives: David Vitter

Not the Crime

They say it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up, and everyone knows that refers to Richard Nixon and that Watergate business. That cost him the presidency, not because he approved the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate … Continue reading

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When Winning Isn’t the Achievement

Sometimes it’s helpful to make distinctions when everyone has the habit of lumping two quite different things together. The midterm elections are over and Democrats have lost the House – they got wiped out – and healthcare reform is getting … Continue reading

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Getting It

It’s where married life and politics intersect – and every guy who is married, or has been married, or even been in a relationship, knows how it goes. The wife is crying and the husband is obviously concerned, and puzzled. … Continue reading

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The Ascendency of the South and Its Sad Decline

Sure it was a cultural shock – imagine growing up in Pittsburgh then attending a small liberal arts college in Ohio in the last four years of the sixties. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State … Continue reading

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