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Rainy Political Parades

October 22nd, 2018 No Comments

The political right asks for much less from its adherents: write a check or return a ballot. Moreover, their efforts can be focused on just one day a year.

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Suffrage Lessons

October 11th, 2018 No Comments

Even when our best do their best, the ideal is seldom reached. Moral clarity benefits from hindsight. History reveals what few can discern. Humility should be longevity’s lesson to each of us.

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Winning is More Complex Than We Knew

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Amoral computers seem to be teaching humans how to prevail at any cost, by bending rules without breaking them.

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You Can’t Tell the President to Buzz Off

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Presidential Alerts suddenly make the President’s Twitter feed seem quaint.

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Unasked Questions for Judge Kavanaugh

October 3rd, 2018 No Comments

Do you believe your outrage today against a secret pro-Clinton cabal comports well with the temperament required of a Supreme Court justice?

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Lame Holiday Season Looms

September 21st, 2018 No Comments

As fall turns to winter this year, the stories about elected officials doing their work (or not) may ignore the holiday break. It could be so bad that families feel compelled to keep television news blaring throughout Thanksgiving meals and holiday gift exchanges.

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State Dept Promotes Punctuated Equilibrium

September 21st, 2018 No Comments

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gotten almost a dozen senior officials convicted or pleading guilty to various crimes, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this administration believes that most sentences are too long.

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Our Political Dysfunction (Easily) Explained

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from grabbing too much power. But this is a different problem. One branch has collapsed, so the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.

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Grand Unified Theory of Political Dysfunction

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from taking too much power. But what we’re seeing now is different. When one branch collapses, the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.

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Election 2018: 501 Stories — All Different

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

This diversity is not about virtue. It’s about surviving and thriving in all sorts of different political environments. It has nothing to do with identity politics or group entitlements.

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