Tag Archives: Obama the Adult in the Room

The Last Grown-Up

It gets tiresome. You know the drill. Republicans are the grown-ups in America – because they know there’s no free lunch. You make it on your own, or you don’t, and of course they hate everything that happened with FDR … Continue reading

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Playground Politics

Yeah, parents try to teach their kids to be somewhat gracious, or if not that, at least to keep their natural petulance to themselves. The idea is that, if you lose at something, you should appear to be a good … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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On the Sabbath

Some of us are old enough to remember Blue Laws – stores would be closed on Sundays, as Sunday was the day of rest, as it did say that in the Bible. It was the Sabbath – and this has … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond High School Confidential

It sounds like a plot device in one of the endless stream of raunchy high school movies Hollywood studios churn out when they need cash to finance the serious movies – if there are such things – and the absurdly … Continue reading

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