Tag Archives: Israel and Iran

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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Mounting Opposition

Monday is when everyone gets back to work, so it was a bit unfair that the new breakthrough agreement on pausing Iran’s nuclear weapon program, if that’s what they’re up to, was announced in the early hours on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Rejecting Animosity as Policy

“If you can’t go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant “Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, … Continue reading

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On the Outside Looking In

Our politics are endlessly fascinating. One side or the other is always looking for an edge, that one thing that will change the dynamics and destroy the other party, shattering their reputation for whatever it is they claim to be … Continue reading

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The Big Showdown

Monday, March 19 – it was the day before the big make-or-break showdown to settle things one way or another, for good – at least between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, as if anyone even cares. Yes, the Illinois primary … Continue reading

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On Edge

The Monday before Super Tuesday this year – the day with all the Republican primaries and caucuses that will decide who will run against Obama, or will leave things as muddled as the days before – wasn’t exactly a slow … Continue reading

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