Tag Archives: Romney’s Foreign Policy

Getting Used to Dismal

Far too many have noted that Americans are a narrow and insular people, with few holding passports and even fewer having used those passports to go anywhere in particular. That’s vaguely insulting, or is meant to be, but probably right … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Twit

Ah, an odd week finally ends – and all the political posturing of a presidential campaign, that hit full-speed far too early and then like in the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs shifted to Ludicrous Speed, ended too, for a moment. … Continue reading

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An Impossibly Bad Day

Hemingway is long gone and so are Gertrude Stein and her friend Alice, but Woody Allen showed in his recent movie that nostalgia is stupid – or at least it makes you injudicious. That Paris – Hemingway’s Moveable Feast – … Continue reading

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Foreign Matter

Every town has a VFW Hall – on the North Side of Pittsburgh way back when, in the late fifties, the local VFW was where old men sat in the dark and sipped Iron City – not a bad beer, … Continue reading

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Things Fall In Place

Things weren’t supposed to be settled this fast. Long ago the presidential candidates were chosen at the party conventions in late summer – after many meetings in smoke-filled rooms, where the important people did their horse trading, while the party … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Content

There are political junkies and policy wonks – and then there’s the rest of the country, those who find politics tedious, or absurd, or insignificant. Ask them about Newt Gingrich or Michele Bachmann and you’ll get a blank stare. Even … Continue reading

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