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Clear and Present Dangers

No one wants some stranger to walk up to them, tell them they’re not a real American and they’re ruining things for everyone else, and shoot them dead, and then walk away, waving their American flag. That’s why the police, … 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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Republican Game Theory

In 2010, the Republicans didn’t have the votes to block passage of the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, their guy, Mitt Romney, ran on the promise he would get rid of it, of every single word in the Act – … 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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Getting Nasty Again

History has been kind to Harry Truman. During his presidency no one thought much of him, but years later his bluntness and honesty made up for him being a bit of a hick. He did give ’em hell. On the … Continue reading

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Defining Crazy

On Monday night, before the first of the Republican presidential debates on Thursday night, CNN listed what you need to know about this debate – which is on Fox News. CNN will host one later – but what you need … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

Let’s say you were in Paris on February 17, 1952 – and of course you weren’t (probably) – but let’s say you were there, quietly sipping cognac, alone, and listening to the radio. Ah, what’s this? Ah, an abridged version … Continue reading

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