Tag Archives: Rand Paul

The New Red Scare

We had our first Red Scare in 1918 and that lasted about two years. The Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 had freaked us out. That might happen here, and if it did, so much for Church and home and marriage … Continue reading

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The War Machine

The past can be pretty creepy, if you live long enough. Los Angeles has one of the best oldies stations in the nation, with a sideband HD service where you can listen to everything from 1965 or so, with no … Continue reading

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The Ebola Weapon

Every family has a bad seed, or at least an oddball, which might explain Tucker Carlson – who grew up in Carlsbad, the very affluent resort town just north of San Diego, and immediately north of La Jolla, the extremely … Continue reading

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The Case for Doing Nothing

There’s a lot of chatter now about Mitt Romney running for president again – the Republican field is weak, once again, and the big-money boys love their Mitt, even if the burn-it-all-down Tea Party crowd and the born-again pro-theocracy folks … Continue reading

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Echoes of Oslo

The fjords are rather fine, but Oslo isn’t Paris. Norway isn’t what they call a destination, probably because the weather is dismal, when the place isn’t locked in with ice and snow the other nine months of the year, and … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Show-Me State

People tend to forget that the Cold War was not just the United States and the Soviet Union building up absurd nuclear arsenals that neither side dare use, but could, and might, or grabbing small nations to use as proxies … Continue reading

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The New Republican Hippie

The Peace and Love Sixties changed America forever – people woke up – it was a revolution. Sure, and you’ll be thin and young again, and win the lottery. Pop music changed, as did any number of social norms, particularly … Continue reading

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