Tag Archives: End of Democracy

Appropriate Response

It may be that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. That was Obama’s strategy and his foreign policy – “Don’t do stupid shit.” Informally that was “leading from behind” – which worked just fine and drove … Continue reading

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No One Expected Thugs

There’s that letter that John Adams wrote to John Taylor in 1814 – “There never was a Democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” What? What about what he had helped create? He didn’t see that as a democracy. Nobody … Continue reading

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Fully in Charge

Republicans didn’t want John McCain to be their nominee in 2008 – he’d been squishy on immigration, saying those folks who had come here to find work were family folks, good people, worthy of a little respect. That didn’t go … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Nothing in Particular

“The curtain rises on a vast primitive wasteland, not unlike certain parts of New Jersey…” ~ Woody Allen That’s unfair. Princeton is a fine place – green and pretty – Einstein liked it there. Red Bank gave us Count Basie … Continue reading

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