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NATO Defense

The first half of 2018 has demonstrated, clearly, two lessons that we should already have known and recognized about government in the United States; well, anywhere, really. The second of these I will get to later. I will begin, first, … Continue reading

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The Plutocrats Strike Back

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading

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What, vote?

Another presidential election has passed, and once again the pundits are scrambling to interpret the results. This time they seem a bit more disoriented than normal, largely because the pre-election pollsters all predicted the wrong results. They have managed to … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust What?

This has been another eventful election year, which, of course, once again brings to mind the fabled Chinese curse which offers the threat “may you live in interesting times.” The 2016 election cycle has seen the ascendance of Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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Trump the GOP!

Two significant political systems in the United States are apparently mystified by the unfolding events in the Republican race for the White House. One of them, according to the media, is the Republican Party itself, or at least the “establishment” … Continue reading

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In Gov We Trust?

As the presidential campaign season gets closer to the first set of primary caucuses and elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that the long-term Republican and conservative strategy, a plan that is more than four decades in the making, has … Continue reading

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What Magna Carta?

This past week there was a significant official ceremony marking the anniversary of an event of far-reaching historical importance. No, I’m not talking about the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18th, 1815), which was also marked by … Continue reading

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Going Anti-Postal

The Constitution of the United States, in Article I, Section 8, recognizes the importance in a democratic society of interpersonal communication: “The Congress shall have power to … establish post offices and post roads … “. But the United States … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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The Evils of Elections

This week I opened the latest copy of my favorite magazine, The Nation, to find a revival of a classic leftist political argument—the question of the lesser of two evils. It appeared in several letters to the editor in response … Continue reading

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