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The Imaginary Common Good

Back in junior high school, when dinosaurs roamed the earth – it does seem that long ago – we all had to take Civics, so we’d understand how our government works, how we elect people who disagree with each other … Continue reading

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The There Not There

That shooting at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs has caused the Republicans no end of troubles – because they’ve been vilifying Planned Parenthood all year long, those child murderers who buy and sell the body parts of the … Continue reading

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The Outcome of Outrage

On May 31, 2009, George Tiller was shot through the eye and killed by an anti-abortion activist, Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita. Roeder was convicted of murder … Continue reading

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No Sufficient Second

John Boehner is gone, or as good as gone. November will find him back in Ohio, no longer Speaker of the House and no longer a congressman. He grinned when he resigned. He sang a bit of that Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da song … Continue reading

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Base Moves

Ten years ago everyone was trying to figure out what happened the year before. In spite of the mess that Iraq was becoming, and the mess Afghanistan already was, George W. Bush was reelected. Saddam Hussein had no weapons of … Continue reading

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Winning by Losing

There’s what they call a Pyrrhic victory, where you win, but the war cost you so much you have nothing left. King Pyrrhus of Epirus’ army suffered irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at Heraclea in 280 BC and Asculum … Continue reading

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Disagreeing About Life in America

Americans have short memories, or at least Republicans do. That’s useful. There are things best forgotten, like that Terri Schiavo business back in 2005 – a national embarrassment. The whole thing began on February 25, 1990, when Terri Schiavo collapsed … Continue reading

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