Category Archives: Politics

Donald Trump In The China Shop

I read recently that the objective of the Cold War was to defeat the Soviet Union, but the achievement was to build the West. We’ve lived with the concept of “the West” so long we’ve forgotten that, prior to 1945, … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Stop Trying

When I was in Belfast 10 days ago, I saw the “peace wall” and got depressed. The progress I thought they had made really isn’t there. Basically, they’ve stopped killing each other, which is good, for sure, but you just … Continue reading

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Senate Pondering

With just a few days left before election day, it’s getting more and more difficult to see a way that Democrats retain control of the Senate. In Montana and South Dakota, the Democratic candidate has essentially no chance. In Arkansas … Continue reading

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Now We Know What Isn’t Enough

As expected, there will be no ban on assault weapons in the Senate gun bill. And it doesn’t appear that the limit on magazine size will be in there, either. As I’ve said before, we love our kids, but we … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Man In America

OK, not really. Or mostly not really. Except maybe in the fiscal sense. I’m talking about Grover Norquist. In the past quarter-century, he has probably done more to distort US fiscal policy than anyone. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a … Continue reading

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