Tag Archives: Executive Orders

Designed to Fail

Life always gets the best of even the best of us, so do what’s right, even if it’s hopeless, or maybe because it is hopeless. Like Don Quixote, you’ll lose everything – everyone always does – but you’ll save your … Continue reading

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Preposterous Things

Donald Trump wants us to know things about him. In a 2014 interview he said that he was told, by many people who know such things, that he was “the best baseball player in New York” – when he was in … Continue reading

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Limited Relief for Les Misérables

There were no surprises. There was no executive order – this was not Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation or Harry Truman’s executive order desegregating the Armed Forces once and for all – there was just an address from President Obama, not carried … Continue reading

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The Day Arrives

They told him not to do it, and then they told him again not to do it, and again and again, but like a dimwitted and confused teenager who sneers and defies his kindly and wise parents, he’s going to … Continue reading

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Arguments for and Against What Hasn’t Yet Been Done

Perhaps the chattering class – cable news personalities (an apt term as they make their living exhibiting carefully developed dramatic attitude about the analysis of others) and political writers who knock off two eight-hundred word syndicated columns a week, trying … Continue reading

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Available Remedies

Andrew Johnson was an accidental president – Abraham Lincoln had been shot dead and, as vice president, Johnson was simply next in line. No one could fill Lincoln’s shoes, however, and Johnson could be rolled. This sums it up – … 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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