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Commentary about politics, public policy, international relations.

Now the US bishops have gotten into the act - the whining, carping-and-puling, me-first, me-only, if-you're-for-it-I'm-against-it act that predominates American politics today.  It seems that ...  [read more]
  The War on the Poor, African Americans and the Middle Class) Every time I hear the phrase American Exceptionalism, I cringe.  True, the USA is exceptional ...  [read more]
Shouldn't we all be Republican!  Yes, I know, such a statement is probably surprising coming from the Abyss.  Well, the Abyss is now a Republican, ...  [read more]
Americans are bent on engaging in magical thinking instead if facung unpleasant facts.  We can no longer afford it.  The latest laugher is Boehner's opposition to the Obama's extension of ...  [read more]
The excruciating struggle to pass health care legislation has Republicans licking their lips.  They'd manuveured the Democrats into a no-win situation - failure to pass the controversial legislation would ...  [read more]
Ahhh, those exhilerating, exuberant days of the cold war - those days when we were MAD.  Remember MAD - Mutual Assured Distruction?  The theory was very simple.  If each side (the USA ...  [read more]
A debilitating polarity grips American politics.  This is not merely the bitter paritsanism that dominates Washington D.C., the media, and the US hinterland.  Rather, it's a polarity of ideas - a ...  [read more]
Yesterday (Dec. 6), a remarkable thing happened in Bolivia; Evo Morales won a second term as president!  Barak Obama shapes his presidency on the study of ...  [read more]
Many Americans take pride in "American Exceptionalism," the idea that their country is unique and in some way special.  In many respects, this notion is true; the United States doesn't ...  [read more]
We are obsessed the "market."  Market indicators, the Dow, the S & P 500, and NASDAX (and in this international era, the Hang Seng, Nikkei, DAX, and FTSE), ...  [read more]

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