Monthly Archives: September 2016

Republicans Smell Worse Every Day

The House and the Senate finally made a substantial bi-partisan decision. And it was very foolish. The vote was to permit the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia because it seems to many that Saudi Arabia either supported … Continue reading

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Another Comment from Geo Washington

I’m still mulling over a book called “The Meaning of Independence” by Professor Edmund Morgan. In his chapter on George Washington, he quotes the future president : “The bosom of America is open” to “the oppressed and persecuted of all … Continue reading

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trump jumps lower still

I’m trying to resist the temptation to comment any further on trump. I consider him an enemy of democracy and of less value than a pile you’d find in a barnyard. I am very, very tired of him and increasingly … Continue reading

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Republicans Believe Their Fantasy-World

At first it seemed a bit amusing that Republicans were dubious about climate change and global warming. Conservatives, after all, do resist change. That’s the nature of being conservative. Now, however, the amusement is no longer funny. After last night’s … Continue reading

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Clinton vs. trump

Tonight’s debate was less interesting than I had hoped but it did make it clear that trump has pat answers while Clinton has policy proposals. His supporters don’t care about policies, so I assume they think he won. Clinton did … Continue reading

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Geo Washington on Central Government

The second chapter of Edmund Morgan’s little book, “The Meaning of Independence,” is devoted to George Washington. In many ways it seems that, beyond Washington’s leadership in the Revolutionary War, his greatest contribution to the emerging nation was his personality: … Continue reading

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Democracy’s Foundation in Virtue

I’m reading “The Meaning of Independence” by Edmund Morgan. His chapter on John Adams notes Adams’ conviction that “the ability of the American republic to sustain its independence rested on the ability of its citizens to sustain their virtue.” In … Continue reading

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