Archive for June, 2019

The Democrats “Debate”

I put “debate” in scare quotes because what we saw this past week of course weren’t debates in any meaningful sense but forums–opportunities for the many Democratic presidential hopefuls to gain free public exposure.  This is a generally very talented ...

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War with Iran?

One of Donald Trump’s very few merits (maybe his only merit?) is an instinctive aversion to major US military intervention abroad. That aversion of course didn’t prevent him from appointing the country’s premier warmonger as his national security adviser, nor ...

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Impeachment: A Further Thought

In commenting on another website, it occurred to me that my last post on this topic may have overstressed the role of public opinion as an independent variable to which politicians must respond, without noting that politicians can also shape ...

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Democrats and Socialists

The idea of socialism is undergoing something of a revival in the United States today.  In a Galllup poll last year, 57% of Democrats reported that they had a favorable view of socialism, compared to just 47% with a favorable ...

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