Tag Archives: Eric Cantor

What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments

Snap judgments are usually wrong, which is why, when some big event happens, or anything unusual happens, politicians should hide. Some reporter is going to stick a camera in his or her face and ask him or her whether Cliven … Continue reading

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Team Politics

Those who follow politics usually don’t follow sports, because they feel that sports are meaningless nonsense, and those who follow sports don’t follow politics, because they feel the same way about politics – but of course there are parallels. There’s … Continue reading

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Another Labored Day

So another Labor Day has come and gone, and summer has ended. Yeah, the autumnal equinox falls on September 22nd at 10:49 in the morning Eastern Time this year, and that’s the real end of summer – but don’t tell … Continue reading

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Rigged

What do you do at the carnival when you see that the game is rigged and you won’t win that giant teddy bear for your sweetie? You walk away. All the games are rigged. You don’t play them. You just … Continue reading

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Imaginary Mobs

Arthur Dreifuss’ Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) is a pretty awful movie – “A police captain (Aldo Ray) is caught between businesses operating on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip who don’t like the punks hanging out, and his belief in … Continue reading

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On Thinking Small

It was many years ago and the Mini Cooper was new, and parked next to a young friend’s brand new Hummer, back when they still made those things, and people actually bought them. We both laughed. And he was ready … Continue reading

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