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She Happened: It Took a Village to See Through Her

 

As a matter of full disclosure, I have not yet read Hillary Clinton’s latest opus, What Happened. I did, however, read Shattered. As for What Happened, I will wait for the movie. But here is the part of “[w]hat [h]appened” that the book reviewers have not all addressed. And this part is addressed to the […]

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Iran: Arms Control Meets the Kübler-Ross Model

 

In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed her famed Five Stages of Grief model. In an eerie resemblance, her model can be applied to Western arms controllers as to how they deal with arms control violations by totalitarian regimes that cheat on agreements they make with Western powers. The K-R model states that patients diagnosed […]

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Hate Is All They Need

 

The legend of Sean Spicer spreads. Like everyone, we remember the hard job he found himself in, his lack of skill in performing it, the daily humiliations not to mention the fetishistic treatment he received at SNL from one of the show’s friendlier crossdressers. But the final insult came when he was left out of […]

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Hillary’s Bomb

 

Those political and cultural analysts who think the Bill and Hillary Clinton marriage is a sham are doubly wrong. First, they need to take the E from Dan Quayle’s potatoe and spell shame properly. Second, the marriage is so real they have collaborated on the most eventful step in recent governmental history (as well as […]

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Lost Weekend for the NFL

 

Hard to imagine anyone feeling sorry for the National Football League. The money, the TV ratings, the magnificently gaudy stadiums… professional football seems inevitable and unstoppable. But … Those TV ratings were down for the first week’s package of games and network executives inevitably blamed… the weather. Specifically, the hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida. […]

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The Last Best Hope to Euthanize Obamacare

 

After September 30, Senate Republicans will no longer be able repeal, replace, or otherwise alter Obamacare with a simple majority vote. For all intents and purposes, that means they have exactly 12 days to keep a solemn promise they have repeatedly made to the voters. Beginning in October, any meaningful change to the “Affordable Care […]

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To DACA Perchance to Dream

 

Washington President Donald Trump says DACA, Democratic leaders in Congress say DREAM Act. DACA is the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program imposed under President Barack Obama that gave temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors. The Trump administration rescinded DACA on Sept. 5, after a six-month […]

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On Immigration, Let Trump Be Trump

 

It looks like President Trump may have lost Ann Coulter, maybe for good this time. These screamers from the entertainment wing of the Republican Party are part of the reason for our present troubles with immigration policy. Immigration is a practical problem with practical solutions, yet the second anybody proposes one, somebody starts shrieking “amnesty” […]

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Deterrence Games With Kim Jong Un

 

After its nineteenth missile test of the year (so far), the last being a second shot over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, and its sixth nuclear weapon test detonation, North Korea is claiming to be near completion of its nuclear forces. The last nuclear test, the North Koreans claim, was of a hydrogen bomb which […]

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The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

 

Even better — from a certain point-of-view — than a radar trap based on an under-posted speed limit is a radar trap with a changing speed limit. One that can be dumbed-down at random and with no prior notice, at the whim of the same government workers who enforce the limits and profit from that […]

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