Tag Archives: Iran’s Nuclear Program

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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Those Wheels of Justice

Back in 1965 Bob Dylan was singing The Times They Are A-Changin’ – and that was appropriate. On March 7, 1965, down in Alabama, six hundred people begin a march from Selma to Montgomery, led by John Lewis and Hosea … Continue reading

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When America Must Fail

America patted itself on the back when we elected our first black president in 2008 – we were finally a post-racial society, and we could finally talk about other things. It was like Blazing Saddles – the hip new black … Continue reading

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Finally Breaking the Rules

Everyone will now remember the day the real leader of the free world came to the United States to address a Joint Session of Congress, to upbraid and shame the young and hopelessly naïve president of that now equally hopeless … Continue reading

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A Day for Stunningly Bad Ideas

Everyone will now remember the day the leader of the free world came to the United States to address a Joint Session of Congress, to upbraid and shame the young and hopelessly naïve president of that now equally hopeless country … Continue reading

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It’s Always 1938 Somewhere

Never again – that’s the word. Six million died, simply because they were Jewish, and because no one stopped Hitler when they had the chance, before the whole thing started. Neville Chamberlain negotiated a treaty with Hitler in 1938, when … Continue reading

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The Discreet Charm of Appearing to Do Something

Luis Buñuel was a strange man – you could look it up – but then all surrealists are strange. No one quite knows what they’re up to and they like it that way. The idea is to keep people off … Continue reading

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