Archive for September, 2014

The Syrian Illusion

Once again I find myself in the unusual position of favorably citing the NY Times’ Ross Douthat.  In his column yesterday Douthat nicely debunked the plan, proposed by President Obama and now approved by Congress, to arm the so-called “moderate” ...

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Obama, the US and ISIS

The President’s speech to the nation Wednesday can be reduced to two essential points: ISIS does not pose a present threat to the United States, but it does pose a potential long-term threat.   We must therefore act against it. But ...

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Victory in New York

I didn’t say it here, but a week or so ago I was thinking (honestly, I was) that if Zephyr Teachout managed to win a quarter of the Democratic primary vote against incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo, it would be a ...

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Election Season: New York

A week from today, New York State voters will decide on the Democratic and Republican nominees for state office.  Andrew Cuomo will win the Democratic primary for governor, and Rob Astorino will win the Republican.  Cuomo will beat Astorino in ...

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