politics
May 16, 2018

Item 13 – May 2018

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ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY… (…and it’s not just against external threats) A rather disturbing item showed up in our mailbox the other day. It was a particularly partisan political solicitation for support couched in very extreme terms.

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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE’S HILLARITY TONIGHT…IN MOSCOW… (because of Czar Vladimir’s vulpine grins about his successful disruptive plays with Washington) Much like peeling an onion the story behind any Trump connections with Russia seems to be unfolding, layer by layer. In

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SCULLDUGGERIES IN THE SCULLERIES… (…at the core of that political swampland by the Potomac we call Washington, D.C.) We Americans have a long history of political muggings and other shoddy dirty tricks made by the players inhabiting our venal halls

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TODAY’S POPULIST PIPERS… (leading folks away just as the one of old did at Hamelin) We doubt many people today recall the story about the Pied Piper of Hamelin. It was a cautionary tale about what happens when leadership fails

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HOW THE INFECTIOUS DYSENTERY OF POPULISM CAN SPREAD… (…whenever discontent with a non-responsive status quo abounds…) The English have let a populist mood stampede them right out of the European Union’s collective, into an ocean of economic and other uncertainties

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THE FUTILITY OF SUMMITRY IN THE FACE OF A WORLD IN DISORDER… (…beset by fissions along old fault lines and uncertainty about fusions into new alignments) Half-way through this second decade of out 21st Century, most of the leaders of

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A PARTING BROADSIDE … (…at the end of another disheveled year…) We’re closing things out with a parting broadside…at the end of another disheveled year. We say…disheveled…because as we look back on the track of it…it has that appearance from

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