Archive for September, 2015

The Speaker and the Pope

Two huge news stories this week, but I really don’t have much to say about either of them that you won’t easily read elsewhere, so I’ll be brief. Commenting on John Boehner’s abdication, the NY Times succinctly riffed on a ...

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The Republicans at War

At war with themselves, with Barak Obama, with Hillary Clinton and with Planned Parenthood.  And, if elected, with much of the rest of the world.  Yes, as a political blogger I felt obligated to endure watching the 3-hour Republican debate ...

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Jeb the Populist

Jeb Bush has come out with a proposal for re-vamping the tax code. You can get a pretty good idea of the substance of his proposal by reading the article in today’s New York Times. But people typically don’t read ...

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Thanks, Tom Friedman

I have to preface this post with some caveats about Tom Friedman, since I’m about to commend him.   Friedman is a blowhard who has been wrong about a lot of things, most notably in his support for G.W. Bush’s ...

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Republican Craziness, Redux

In one of my many posts on the craziness of the contemporary Republican Party I recently observed that …various polls of Republican voters since Obama entered the White House have shown that considerably more than 25% believed 1) that Obama ...

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