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Flynn Facts

Presidents have always had problems with generals. In 1862, Lincoln removed George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac and brought Ambrose Burnside to see what Burnside could do against Robert E. Lee. That didn’t work out. … Continue reading

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The Question of Competence

There no point in citing the polls anymore. They’re all the same. One year after Americans elected Donald Trump, poll after poll shows that more than sixty percent of all Americans “disapprove” of the way that their new President Trump … Continue reading

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No American Gunpowder Plot Necessary

Someone at BBC America has a sense of humor, or a sense of history. It was that time of year again. The network aired V for Vendetta – a neo-fascist regime has subjugated the United Kingdom – Hugo Weaving is … Continue reading

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Over Before It Began

There’s Les Jeux Sont Faits – Jean-Paul Sartre, from the mid-forties – a dismal tale about what you can do to make things better in this world. There’s nothing you can do. This is about how things in this life are … Continue reading

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Wearing America Down

Sometimes Mel Brooks is useful. Sometimes Blazing Saddles is useful. Sometimes Madeline Kahn as Lili von Shtupp – the “Teutonic Titwillow” – is useful. There she is singing I’m Tired (badly) to a saloon full of raucous loutish cowboys in … Continue reading

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Way Out There

Someone has to keep an eye on things. Matt Shuham does that at Talking Points Memo. He was once the managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He’s been at this for some time, and this caught his eye: Four … Continue reading

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For Ego Gratification

Fourteen years ago is a long time. It’s all ancient history now. Few remember that on March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks were a big issue. At a concert in London, their lead singer, Natalie Maines, announced to the audience … Continue reading

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