Tag Archives: How Democracies Die

That Chill in the Air

“It was a dark and stormy night.” Sure, use bad weather as a metaphor. But the weather can be quite good when bad things happen. Still, Politico frames what is happening in Washington as kind of like a cold snap: … Continue reading

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Without Mutual Toleration or Forbearance

“Self-command is the main elegance.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “The first attribute that characterizes the greater man from the moron is his thicker layer of inhibition.” ~ Martin H. Fischer Donald Trump is not an elegant man, he only wishes … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey Now

At the moment the government is careering toward a shutdown. At the end of the week all authorizations for the government to spend money on anything at all expire, again – but this time no one is talking about a … Continue reading

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