Tag Archives: John Kasich

Not More of the Same

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – President Obama spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars – in Pittsburgh this time. It was what everyone expected. The Iran deal makes sense. The military option is not the only … Continue reading

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The Good Conservative

After six years of Barack Obama, conservatives have managed to give themselves a bad name. If Obama was for it, they were against it, even if they were for it in the first place – the individual mandate in the … Continue reading

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A Long Time Coming

Some things just creep up on you, and then, suddenly, what you never expected has already happened, even if you should have expected it, because it – whatever has happened – was going to happen anyway. Suddenly you’re an old … Continue reading

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Watching the Collapse

Grow up in Pittsburgh and it never leaves you – unless you’re Oscar Levant or Andy Warhol. A good baseball game is a joy, but if it’s not the Pirates you look on the game clinically, noting the great plays … Continue reading

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Forced Perspective

Perspective is good, and Denison University – a quiet campus on a hill above a quiet little town in the dead center of Ohio – wasn’t a bad place to spend four years in the late sixties. The school was … Continue reading

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The Surprising Usefulness of Teachers

It’s no secret that Republicans hate public-sector unions, and public-sector workers, as government is always the problem and never the solution, and so forth and so on. Chris Christie has called public school teachers, and by extension, firefighters and cops … Continue reading

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