Tag Archives: Obama Wins Big

Let It Go

The Supreme Court ruled – the Affordable Care Act, sneered at as Obamacare by the right, is constitutional. Even the individual mandate, penalizing freeloaders who don’t buy insurance but can show up in any emergency room and receive care, at … Continue reading

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The Sound of Dust, Settling

Perspective takes time. You have to wait for the dust to settle. After all, we all know what happened in 1776 – Mozart wrote that Haffner Symphony – and Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the … Continue reading

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Settled and Unsettled

Gerald Ford, the one president who was never elected to the office, when Richard Nixon was somewhere high over Kansas on his way to San Clemente out here, an hour or two after resigning rather than face impeachment and certain … Continue reading

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Reconsidering End Times

Of all the developed nations the United States stands alone as the one which is deeply religious, in the sense that we take such things seriously. France has the cool gothic cathedrals, and the Italians have the Pope, and there’s still … Continue reading

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What to Say When the Team Loses

The government makes and enacts policies that effect us all – at the local level with zoning laws and deciding to provide police services in a certain manner and not another, and your local school board might keep your kid … Continue reading

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