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Everything That Good Honest Americans Should Hate

Those of us who graduated from college in 1969, as the curtain came down on the cultural/political/sexual/musical revolution that changed America and the world forever – if it did – turn seventy this year. That’s old, but we left the … Continue reading

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Having Nothing to Say

It’s good to have something to say. There was Tuesday, July 27, 2004 – the place was Boston – Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention to all the partisans who wanted to toss out … Continue reading

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Toxic Leadership

So, Sunday afternoon it was a long chat with the Director of Theater Warfare Studies at the Army War College in Carlisle, not far from Gettysburg. He decides on all the courses – and teaches one or two of them … Continue reading

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Exhausting the Possibilities

America should be exhausted by now. How long has Donald Trump been president? There’s a widget for that – 147 days at this moment – but it seems much longer. Every day is “an extraordinary day in Washington” – no … Continue reading

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When Sorrows Come

Brush up your Shakespeare. Start quoting him now. Polonius is dead – Hamlet stabbed him – and poor Ophelia “divided from herself and her fair judgment” is dead too. Things are a mess, and getting worse. That’s what Claudius explains … Continue reading

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The Old Birthday Boy

Some birthdays are better than others. The fifth through the twenty-fifth are celebrations – life is getting better and better. The fiesta de quince años – Quinceañera – is a big deal out here. It’s a coming of age thing. … Continue reading

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Calculated Silence

Calvin Coolidge was known as Silent Cal – “I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.” He didn’t say much, nor did Herbert Hoover after him. … Continue reading

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