Tag Archives: Imperial Presidency

Unbalanced Power

Some things are inevitable. Donald Trump was inevitable, after Barack Obama. Obama was warm and personable, gracious and calm and smart as a whip, and careful. Perhaps he “led from behind” a bit too much, but he kept the nation … Continue reading

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Making the News Disappear

Some news has to disappear. The Republicans’ seven-year campaign to get rid of Obamacare just ended. It’s over. The third Senate try at something – anything – to end Obamacare wasn’t going to end it. A few hours after midnight, … Continue reading

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The Difficulties in Stating the Case

Blame Woodrow Wilson. Before his presidency that annual State of the Union thing wasn’t a formal speech delivered before a Joint Session of Congress – heck, it wasn’t even annual. It was more of an occasional internal memo, as required … Continue reading

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Getting a Bit of Democracy Back

Big news that changes everything isn’t supposed to break in the early afternoon of the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. College football begins that day. There are important baseball games – the Dodgers setting records, the woeful Pittsburgh Pirates somehow … Continue reading

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Say Anything

No one sets out to live in Hollywood. It’s not that kind of place. It’s not exactly homey – maybe it’s the tour busses rolling down the streets all the time, or endless days of endless sunshine without even a … Continue reading

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