Tag Archives: Iran

The Reason Why

America votes for a new president on November 8, 2016 – at the moment only 573 days from now, roughly eighteen months from right now. Here’s a handy countdown clock – a useful reminder not to take the big news … Continue reading

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Selling the Thing

Back in the sixties there was that anti-Nixon poster – Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man? At the time, and probably still, the least respected occupations in America were that of car salesman and, of course, politician. … Continue reading

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Here’s the Deal

All eyes were on Indiana and Arkansas. Mike Huckabee thundered that gay-rights groups won’t stop until there are no churches left in America – he’s an excitable fellow. Tom Cotton, the young brand-new senator from Texas, told the gay folks … Continue reading

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From Indiana to Iran

There can only be one top news story of the day. For news organizations, determining which story to lead with is a public service decision – this, whatever it is, is what the public really needs to know. It’s also … Continue reading

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America Finally Steps Back

Things became clear last week – Iran, our enemy, has been fighting ISIS – those Sunni madmen – for us. They’re going at them in both Syria and in Iraq, and we can live with that. Someone has to do … Continue reading

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A Final Fine Mess

It seems we’ve lost Luke Skywalker’s home planet: Tataouine, the town in Tunisia where George Lucas filmed parts of Star Wars, has become embroiled in the country’s unrest with Isis. The town’s simple domed structures became iconic after they were used … Continue reading

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Assuring the Worst Possible Outcome

It’s a sports thing. Teams fall behind and panic – they forget their game plan that they had so cleverly and carefully practiced, over and over, until every move was instinctive. They’re losing and get desperate. This player or that … Continue reading

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