Leaders come and go, but it’s always up to us – a Nixonian lesson


"To continue to fight through the months ahead for my personal vindication would almost totally absorb the time and attention of both the President and the Congress in a period when our entire focus should be on the great issues of peace abroad and prosperity without inflation at home. "Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency… Continue reading Leaders come and go, but it’s always up to us – a Nixonian lesson

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Gun laws, of course, but what else?


"We can’t tolerate this anymore.  These tragedies must end.  And to end them, we must change." - President Barack Obama, Sunday night, addressing participants at a prayer vigil for the 26 teachers and students, murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Friday There is no snow on the mid-December ground in Newtown, Connecticut, to hide the… Continue reading Gun laws, of course, but what else?

Mitt’s mind a warehouse for old cultural boxes


It is now undeniable. Mitt Romney believes our planet is a Disneyland Small World ride, where simplistic definitions of mid-century global diversity remain as they were drawn out for Americans after World War II. If I wouldn't have lived my childhood through some of that time, I may not have recognized it now. I'm talking… Continue reading Mitt’s mind a warehouse for old cultural boxes

‘Careful’ and ‘Responsible’ foreign policy flusters GOP


"...we have a phased redeployment, where we’re as careful getting out as we were careless getting in..." - Sen. Barack Obama, during the 2008 presidential campaign, referring to his plan for withdrawal from Iraq, in an interview with Politico before the Potomac Primaries, Feb. 11, 2008. "As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring… Continue reading ‘Careful’ and ‘Responsible’ foreign policy flusters GOP