Archive for February, 2014

Americans and the Deaths of Others

Every author has an article or a story languishing somewhere in his computer that has not been accepted anywhere for publication.    One of the great advantages of having your own blog is that you can always make sure that such ...

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Newt Gingrich on Global Warming

I’m reprinting the following from The Hill website.  No further comment by me is necessary, but I can’t help noting that Gingrich is widely regarded as the intellectual heavyweight among leading Republican politicians. Last month, on CNN’s “Crossfire,” which he co-hosts, ...

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David Brooks: Compassion, Myopia and Paternalism

The New York Times’ David Brooks is a compassionate conservative.  I’m not being sarcastic: in contrast to many of his brethren on the right, who are neither compassionate nor conservative but mean-spirited and reactionary, Brooks really does care about people, ...

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It’s not Just the Bridge

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired by now of hearing and reading about Chris Christie.   But if you  can’t get enough of it, or if you doubt that the guy is an utter sleaze, and/or if you are interested ...

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Clinton Hatred: An Added Note

In my last post, I suggested that Obama-hatred and Clinton-hatred were not much different in intensity and number of adherents, but that there are other reasons to explain Clinton hatred, leaving racism as a major explanation for the right’s crazy ...

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Yes: Obama Hatred is Largely Racist-Based

The foregoing assertion might seem obvious, but for a long time I had some doubts.  Certainly, the frothing, irrational hatred of Obama that is so widespread on the right  in this country demands an explanation, and racism is the most ...

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Hillary Comes Out

Since I ended my last post with a reproach for Hillary Clinton, it is only fair that I  pass on the news—which doesn’t seem to have gotten a lot of attention– that she has in fact come out against threatening ...

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