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FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

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Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense ...
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“I am Not Responsible! I am Not Responsible!”

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You may not recognize this phrase much anymore, but in the 1960s it was a common plea, heard up and down the line at any railroad station in Delhi, Bombay, Cape Town, Singapore, and thousands of smaller stations where clerks sold tickets, or ran small offices that had to ...
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TARGET: NOT “THE PRESIDENT” BUT “THE PRESIDENCY”

The argument is often made that First Amendment protections means we can’t do anything about the Media. Well, yes and no. You see, the Media is a Thing, just as a corporation is a Thing, the FBI is a Thing. You know what I’m saying. Liars, traitors, criminals of ...
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HOW THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS PLAYING ON MAIN STREET

  I’ve been working on a piece about how regular America actually get their news, and what is it that is important to them. The first thing that comes to mind is border security. After all, that is the main plank that Donald Trump ran on in 2016. Only, ...
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WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS NOT DONE, BUT CAN AND SHOULD DO

*Image: Woodrow Wilson's sheep grazing on White House lawn to reduce grounds keeping costs during World War I, c. 1917. Source: Library of Congress (digital. id. hec.10788)
  Needed: A Forty-Year Legacy Donald Trump has broken down major barriers simply by being elected president. In the greatest sense of the term, his election was “historic” for it represented the first time in many generations that the people of the United States, as was always their power to do, reached up and ...
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A Tale of Two Mobs.

Since 2006 I’d watched Republicans, including many conservatives, fed up with Party choices going back to Bob Dole in ‘96, hand our government over to first the Congressional Democrats, then, even after the Democrat’s dark side had revealed itself, still refuse to stop the bleeding. I thought perhaps that Obama and ...
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Robert Mueller, A Theory of the Man

There have always been two theories about Robert Mueller, actually three, which I laid out in a piece a little over a year ago. I still hold that how he sees himself in History may be outcome determinative. (I listed “History” at #8 in that list. ) Using the laws of ...
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The CIB, the Light That Commands the Room

    As you already know, I’m the garritrooper in this outfit, “too far forward to wear a tie, and too far to the rear to get shot at.” But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know some things about wading in muck up to my elbows, sleeping on ...
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