Tag Archives: George Will

The Extraordinarily Unpleasant

They said this would be unpleasant. They were right: President Trump went on the offensive on Monday a day after the special counsel investigation reported no conspiracy with Russia, suggesting that critics who pursued such suspicions were “treasonous,” guilty of … Continue reading

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Vague Freedom and Ambiguous Rights

Another Fourth of July has come and gone – with everyone celebrating freedom, in a country you can do pretty much anything you want to do. Maybe Erma Bombeck put it best – “You have to love a nation that … Continue reading

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Republican Pessimism

As Cubs fans know, all too well, you have to develop a coping mechanism. There’s always next year. There has to be, because the Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 103 years, a record – actually a record … Continue reading

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Deciding on Appropriate Invective and Disdain

Invective is fun. Disdain can be amusing. Fred Allen was good at it – “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” And there was George Bernard Shaw – “The trouble with her is … Continue reading

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Understanding Explanations

Well, this is interesting: Tea party activists have been very adamant that their movement, which started with spontaneous public protests in 2009, has nothing at all in common with Occupy Wall Street. Tea partiers insist that OWS doesn’t really speak … Continue reading

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Expecting Robespierre Any Minute Now

It’s always fun to tweak the News Guy in Atlanta. He was part of the original team Ted Turner assembled to create CNN back in 1980 – pretty impressive – but he was also there when these guys came up … Continue reading

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Longing For That Loyal Opposition

In ancient Rome, and that 1959 epic sword-and-sandals movie Ben-Hur, there’d be the Roman general parading through the streets after some victory, while the throngs cheered his triumph. And standing behind him would be his slave, who was doing exactly … Continue reading

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