Tag Archives: Obama Acting Unilaterally

Life in the Age of Infinite Outrage

People generally quarrel because they can’t argue. G. K. Chesterton is said to have said that, and he was onto something there. Imagine you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, quite lost, and everyone is trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Something Shifted

Anyone who watches sports knows all about momentum. The play-by-play folks talk about it endlessly, telling everyone what is obvious. Suddenly everything is going right for one team and everything is going wrong for the other. No one knows why … Continue reading

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Limited Relief for Les Misérables

There were no surprises. There was no executive order – this was not Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation or Harry Truman’s executive order desegregating the Armed Forces once and for all – there was just an address from President Obama, not carried … Continue reading

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The Day Arrives

They told him not to do it, and then they told him again not to do it, and again and again, but like a dimwitted and confused teenager who sneers and defies his kindly and wise parents, he’s going to … Continue reading

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Arguments for and Against What Hasn’t Yet Been Done

Perhaps the chattering class – cable news personalities (an apt term as they make their living exhibiting carefully developed dramatic attitude about the analysis of others) and political writers who knock off two eight-hundred word syndicated columns a week, trying … Continue reading

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Available Remedies

Andrew Johnson was an accidental president – Abraham Lincoln had been shot dead and, as vice president, Johnson was simply next in line. No one could fill Lincoln’s shoes, however, and Johnson could be rolled. This sums it up – … Continue reading

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