Tag Archives: Proper Role of Government

The Dead Zone

It seems that politics is not endlessly fascinating – traffic here has dropped off quite a bit in the last several days, even if the nature of these posts hasn’t changed. That had to happen – it’s impossible to make … Continue reading

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Convergence

Friends say Anne Applebaum is cool – but of course she’s in another world, that of the international public intellectual. There are few of those, and in her case her 2003 book Gulag: A History won the Pulitzer Prize for … Continue reading

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When The Words That Everyone Is Using Stop Meaning What They Seem To Mean

It’s always best to wait until the dust settles. As common expressions go that’s a good one – far better than saying that’s no skin off my teeth. Foreigners learning English must puzzle over that one. Skin? Teeth? But colloquialisms … Continue reading

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The State of Something or Other

This is a place marker – or maybe what follows is all that needs to be said. An hour or two ago, or in a universe far away and long ago, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, … Continue reading

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