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by | Oct 22, 2019

A New York Times opinion column acquaints humanity with the injustice of forbidding the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds — who, nevertheless, would gain the franchise once a budding movement to that end came to fruition — and then would…

by | Oct 15, 2019

At its best, Robert Francis (“Beto”) O’Rourke’s high-octane assault on religious freedom calls for brandy and an extended lie-down in a dark room. That’s the best that can be said of it. Its worst has to do with the disdain…

by | Oct 8, 2019

The “progressive,” so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you’d refer to the overall design as a paradox:…

by | Oct 1, 2019

There’s so much to say about Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment gig that one hardly knows where to start. But here’s a live possibility: We start with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s characterization of how this game is to be played. We’re trying to…

by | Sep 24, 2019

We can’t seem to have a news event (and everything that happens in our capital city is a capital-“E” Event these days) without the searing cry in the background, drowning out all other discourse: “Impeach! Impeach!” You might call it…

by | Sep 17, 2019

We live in extraordinary times, do we not? No one of whom I am aware can remember, so far as I am aware, discussion of the sexual apparatus of a Supreme Court justice accused, prior or subsequent to confirmation, of…

by | Sep 10, 2019

The world, my friends, is going to — and that’s just the point: We don’t know where in the world the world is going. Only that it’s moving in ways likely to upset existing orders at high speed. And the…

by | Aug 27, 2019

Over the weekend, the media took notice of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s apparently successful treatment for a malignant tumor on the pancreas. “No further treatment is needed at this time,” said Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City…

by | Aug 20, 2019

“How Much Damage Have Republicans Done in the States?” Gosh! Worlds of damage, you’d imagine, if you’re a typical client of the New York Times nursery school system, where more and more government is good and less and less government is…

by | Aug 13, 2019

So what if we did get Bernie Sanders, a proud democratic socialist, as president next year? Or say we got Elizabeth Warren — no socialist, perhaps, in the formal sense, but a lady given to the espousal of policies much…

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