Monthly Archives: September 2013

Let us now blame John Boehner

The media–that I have seen–has done a very poor job reporting the prospect of a government shutdown in one respect. They are unwilling to lay blame where blame is due. For make no mistake, one man, all by himself, the … Continue reading

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Those Spoiled Kids

Not so dear Wayne Lapiere, here’s what I say: You might either have a gun or not. You might pull the trigger or not. You might hit or miss. Guns are an absolute. Mental health does not work that way. … Continue reading

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The will of the People

One would think that, in a democracy, what the people want is what they get. It ain’t so. Much of the success of political strategy depends on voters. Let’s look at some of the populations within our electorate. Commonly known … Continue reading

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Blood Lust

Some will say Obama’s speech on Syria was a brilliant use of his skills of triangulation. (I could care less about that, as triangulation is a way to get the best result for the triangulator–in this case, Obama–and not necessarily … Continue reading

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Obama; Triangulating Again

This is not a column about what America should do in Syria. That is an exceedingly complex problem, and certainly beyond my pay grade. I see the humanitarian issues at stake. I also see the entanglements and escalation issues. This … Continue reading

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That didn’t take long…

….but we knew it wouldn’t…. The very same Republicans who have been screaming for weeks and longer that Obama better damn well not do anything militarily in Syria without congressional approval–it took them all of about five minutes after he … Continue reading

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