Insanity = Expecting Different Results

In 1972 Bob Komer told us in no uncertain terms why we were likely to fail in Iraq & Afghanistan. "Bureaucracy Does Its Thing" by R.W. Komer

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Conservatism and Originalism–Observations on a Legislative Fiasco

As I watched what we can only hope are the death throes of the GOP tax cut "healthcare" effort this week, I was struck once again by the resiliency of our always creaking system of government and by a striking contradiction between rhetoric and action that I have not seen noted elsewhere. I will refrain …

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Conservatives are Coming to Terms with White Christian Nationalism–Be Very Afraid

Democrats have had a tough year--a really tough year. Much of the struggle resulted from the decision to count on demographic change and the awfulness of Donald Trump to deliver the White House for Hillary Clinton with little regard for Clinton's weakness as a candidate and the realities of polling. Democrats, if they wish to …

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McDonald v. Chicago

For most of my life I've listened to the rant of conservative politicians and pundits against "activist judges" and "legislating from the bench." Today, the Roberts court found in McDonald v. Chicago that the 14th Amendment incorporates the 2nd Amendment--a position clearly at odds with standard Constitutional interpretation from the passage of the 14th Amendment …

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