A Special Day


Baseball was the national pastime in 1951. Those who followed football watched college and high school games. National Football League teams played their games in stadiums built for baseball or college football teams. In New York, a baseball and football

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A Dangerous Idea


Those who live in the world of ideas like to think ideas have consequences. A dangerous idea is being promulgated which could have very unpleasant consequences in November. This is the idea that should President Obama lose his reelection bid

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Posted in Politics, Presidency, Race and Politics, Racism

Facts and Elections


My first reaction to the selection of Paul Ryan as Vice-Presidential nominee was similar to the views of many others. Ryan is a policy wonk and we can now have a serious national discussion about entitlements. While there are many

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency

Some Thoughts


Some thoughts on various things: Anger and Humor The Republicans keep reacting to every Democratic hyperbole with anger. That is the wrong approach. Humor is more effective than anger. I suggest the Republican side produce a commercial with the tag

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Posted in Elections, Media, Politics

Umpire John Roberts


When you are an umpire and the batter hits a foul ball you are supposed to call it foul. It doesn’t matter if there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the home team’s best player is

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Posted in Constitution, Government, Law

Which Way?


Charles Lane’s column in today’s Washington Post raises a very interesting question about the Supreme Court’s pending ruling on “Obamacare”. Is the court ready to change direction and move to a more restrictive understanding of the Constitution? During the Civil War,

Posted in Federalism

Nearsighted Strategy


      Strategic decisions made in the heat of a Presidential campaign can have disastrous long-term consequences. Apparently some in Democratic Party, and the President’s reelection team, are considering the idea of attacking the Supreme Court if it overturns

Posted in Constitution, Courts, culture wars, Law, Leadership
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