Category Archives: Politics

Enlightened Despotism & the Cynicism of the Amerikan Left

The rancor and division animating the American polity has political sources.  As a recent Wall St. Journal editorial revealed, the Obama Presidency will remain historic but not consequential.  Because Amerian political life is dominated by the medium of television, real … Continue reading

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Our Political Problems Are Moral

When Lev Davidovich Bronshtein (pen name Leon Trotsky) wrote about homo Soveiticus, the new breed of man born under the pall of terror; a subject of tyrannical social engineering by the State, he was referencing a utopian conviction that contemporary capitalist states now … Continue reading

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Daniel Henninger WSJ & Yeats

I’ve always enjoyed listening to Daniel Henninger from the Wall St. Journal, a protege of Robert Bartley, he’s a familiar voice on John Batchelor’s NYC late night talk radio show.  His latest editorial is titled ‘Obama to World:  Drop Dead’. … Continue reading

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GOP: Autopsy. . .

Now the CPAC is over its time for an assessment of where/what the GOP is?  Identity development is significant, for no institution can surmount challenges without sufficient formation of an articulated self understanding.  Florida’s recent Congressional win favoring the GOP … Continue reading

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The Ineptitude of our Political Masters

Fast track trade authority will go nowhere.  Why?  Because as the WSJ has editorialized some months ago, we’ve got the most unpolitical president EVER.  Look, here’s a brief tutorial for anyone aspiring to become an executive:  when you possess political … Continue reading

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Harry Reid & the Imperial Presidency

Total control of the U.S. Senate by Harry Reid remains essential.  Why?  Because its the only way this President can control both Congress & the country unilaterally.  Without Reid’s absolute control of the Senate, the President’s executive orders, appointments of … Continue reading

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Presidential Abdication & The Imperatives of a Dominant Pax Americana

Never before in American history has any President subordinated the political imperatives underwriting American hegemony to the confines of personal ambition. Even Lyndon Johnson and Nixon implicitly understood the limits of an aggrandized self. Not with Barak Obama, we’re dealing … Continue reading

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Why Congress is Lame

The American Enterprise Institue has released a great book from two experts on Congress, titled “The Broken Branch”. It’s a short wonderful study that introduces the reader to how the pernicious impact of liberalism is changing our governing institutions into … Continue reading

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Easy Money, Lazy President, Lame Congress

I continue to discover a discontent that is not confined to New Yawk alone. Throughout the country, citizens are beginning to affirm an unsightly conviction, namely that the President doesn’t have our back! This is unusual for the simple reason … Continue reading

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John Mill Meets Hayek

As the Arab Spring becomes overcome by organized Islamic militants, we should remember what Hayek wrote in the 1930’s, he said that liberty is not discovered in nature, its an artifact of Civilization. Without culture, the benign innate ideas proposed … Continue reading

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