Monthly Archives: January 2011

It’s All Connected – January 30, 2011

It’s all connected.  The eruption in Egypt is a consequence of many intertwining factors, some of which we have discussed recently. Why are the protesters endangering Mubarak’s government now, particularly?  One reason, certainly, is the success of the popular revolt … Continue reading

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Let There Be Fifty Missouri’s — January 24, 2011

President Obama is on a bit of a roll in the past few weeks, and he’s likely to build on it tomorrow night at the State of the Union address.  His speech at the memorial service in Tucson was what … Continue reading

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Back to the Future in Illinois — January 17, 2011

I love Chicago.  It’s a living, breathing, great city, lots of culture, clean, and – if you hold your nose at the corruption and machine politics – well-run.  We have the champion hockey team and a good shot at the … Continue reading

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Condemn First, Facts Later — January 10, 2011

When Major Nidal Hassan opened fire on a military base rec center shouting “Allahu Akbar!” people counseled caution, lest some jump to the wrong conclusion and declare it an act of Islamic terrorism.  When the Times Square bomber’s attempt at … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect a Honeymoon – Jan 4, 2011

This is the season when many make predictions for the year to come, and I’ve got one really easy one: the bipartisan comity that we experienced in the late days of the 111th Congress will quickly dissipate in the early … Continue reading

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