Politics Afield: Brits Eat Young, Too.

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Immigration is the current “hot tamale” in US politics with states passing restrictive legislation faster than Herman Cain can say “I reject all those charges.” We hear so much about our “open” border that we think we own the issue and it’s nice to learn we don’t.  It’s also nice to realize that amidst all […]

Candidate Cain: Coulter’s Quisling

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Ann Coulter, uber-conservative doyen and right wing grenade thrower is doing her best to infuse the current discussion about the suitability of Herman Cain to be president with calculated race-baiting commentary, which is most odd. Since we already have an African-American president the idea of raising the issue of race is bizarre outside the context […]

No Turning Back: Alice in Afghanistan

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As the American Civil War progressed, Abraham Lincoln despaired of the apparent inability of Union generals to take the fight to the confederacy.  Some generals were blatantly political while others could not withstand the carnage resulting from improved weaponry and bludgeoning tactics.  Then came Grant. The enduring image of U. S. Grant is of the […]

Honey, Where Did You Put the $600,000,000?

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No doubt many know that at the top of the financial news of the week is the implosion of MF Global, a New York based investment firm that went belly up after failing to attract buyers when its balance sheet was called into question by wary federal regulators. The CEO and leader of MF Global […]

Sex in the City: Brits Teach Us a Thing or Two

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I don’t know about you, but when I am pondering life long ago, or sort of long ago, I am always thinking that it was boring back then but people were better, more honest, more moral.  Surely all the crazy tacky behavior we read and hear about today is an invention of modern culture.  Well, […]

Public Pensions and the Brothers “B”

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Are we fast approaching an era where people will talk of pensions the way they do of the rotary dial phone and the ringer washer? (I clearly remember both.)  More and more it’s looking that way. The myth is that change usually emanates from the West Coast and flows toward the stodgy and staid easterners […]

Getting the Gospel Out, One Hanging at a Time

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I thought Halloween was SUPPOSED to be scary.  Guess not. The Northview Baptist Church in Westboro, Ohio is doing some damage control after handing out religious tracts to trick or treaters which depicted a hanging and featured another death by police chase, as well as a no nonsense “mean momma.” Hundreds of the pamphlets were […]

Firing Line: Three More Years of This?

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Twelve more Americans were killed yesterday in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing as they were being transported in an armored vehicle. Yesterday’s killings included five US combat troops. The bombing occurred not in some far off province or in a supposed Taliban stronghold, but rather in downtown Kabul on Darulaman Road, also the site of a […]

NYPD Tribe

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A raft of NYPD officers, including several union officials, have been arrested and charged with offenses related to the fixing of parking and traffic tickets, mostly in the Bronx and mostly for their friends, relatives and “important” people.  The fixing apparently did not include payoffs to officers but the City estimates that between $1-2M in […]

Mitt Clarifies: Castrate Unions

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Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney apparently stumbled this week when he led some to believe that, as a front-running Republican contender, he was anything less than exuberantly for the destruction of public sector unions. The AP reports that Romney, campaigning in Ohio, “distanced” himself from Governor Kasich’s “efforts to restrict collective bargaining.” […]

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