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McCain Accuses Obama of Thinking Before Using Force

  I liked this piece in the New Yorker by Andy Borowitz at: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/09/mccain-accuses-obama-of-thinking-before-using-force.html WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) was harshly critical today of President Obama’s nationally televised address about Syria this week, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “The … Continue reading

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‘Russia, Syria and the US: Parsing Uncle Vlad’ by John McDermott

I always like a sense of humor, even about serious matters and I thought this parsing of Vladimir Putin’s New York Times article on Syria, by John McDermott in the UK Financial Times very insightful, not to mention funny. http://blogs.ft.com/off-message/2013/09/12/russia-syria-and-the-us-parsing-uncle-vlad/ John … Continue reading

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Fear Eats the Gun Owner’s White Male Soul

Former US President Bill Clinton has just made a really interesting speech, that I think raises fresh questions in my mind about gun control. Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not … Continue reading

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Obama Claims Reagan Legacy as His Own

Interesting piece on the Maddow Blog by Steve Benen:   When President Obama unveiled his proposals on preventing gun violence on Wednesday, he seemed eager to tout one of his predecessors. Ronald Reagan, Obama reminded his audience, was a “staunch … Continue reading

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The Republican Negotiating Strategy 101

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Mean Streets: Raymond Chandler

Some good words for the US President right now: ‘Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. Raymond Chandler 1888-1959

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Top Ten Boxing Tips for President Obama in his Next Debate

As I have so far been unsuccessful in getting President Obama to take boxing lessons from Andre Ward, the world’s best boxer pound for pound, I thought I would give the President my amateur thoughts: Use both feet: front for … Continue reading

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