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Posts from ‘January, 2010’

The State of the Union

I don’t own a television, but I did “tune” into President Obama’s State of the Union address the other night via streaming video on my computer. I didn’t watch very long – I quickly tired of the unending applause and shots of Pelosi and Biden jumping up and down, as if on cue, to rouse […]

Is Obama Hard of Hearing?

I can’t say that I’m terribly surprised with the results of the race for the Senate in Massachusetts. The Democrats, trying very, very hard to be Republicans, just found out that they really shouldn’t try to be Republicans because they lost the support of all of the Independents who voted for them in 2008. Change […]

Randolph Bourne on War

Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) was a public intellectual of the Progressive Era. His most widely known work is the long essay, The State, which was found among his papers after his death. Here is a short excerpt from the essay, which I think offers a way to escape from the insanity of Afghanistan by showing the […]