Category Archives: Politics

After the Republic

It’s making the rounds.  People who wonder why Constitutionalists find all the candidates in this election repellent could read it usefully. I’d like to look backward a moment, to two elections to the Senate, the first in 1998 and the … Continue reading

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No, Thank You Very Much

I doubt I will watch tonight’s debate. Since I will vote for neither, it seems wasteful of time. I suppose I’ll follow on Twitter and find a way to tune in if something amusing happens. Hah, “tune in,” so geriatric. … Continue reading

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Hard Times

In one corner we have Hillary, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, weirdly entitled. And at her heels, Sidney Blumenthal and Huma Abedin. And Carlos Danger. In the opposite corner we have The Donald, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, … Continue reading

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The Performing Trump

I’ll take a break from politics until Labor Day, at least, or until Trump quits, whichever comes first. On all sides, this campaign is too much like norovirus. As I leave, I’ll commend this very good essay from Kevin Williamson … Continue reading

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Eeyores All The Way Down

Among conservative Republicans, an endangered species, there’s a certain amount of squabbling between the #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary camps. This squabbling is unnecessary, because, alas, The Battle for 2016 is over. The Battle for the Future has yet to begin. Trump’s … Continue reading

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Washing Up

Before I scrub my hands and I hope imagination of this election – I think I shall immerse myself in British folktales for a while – I’m going to suggest that there’s no real difference between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. … Continue reading

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Aftermath

#NeverHillary is a reasonable position. Her record and her tendencies are clear. Concern over the direction of American foreign policy in her administration is reasonable. Her contempt for Constitutional order would lead to further hypertrophy of the unconstitutional administrative state. … Continue reading

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#NeverTrump, R.I.P.

It died in committee. Not  close. I’m guessing that the recent polls show that Trump isn’t toxic enough down ticket to panic the herd. Now what? What do I know? I’m not paid to guess. So my guess as of … Continue reading

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USA, 2016

Lightning and thunder roused me very early; I took advantage of the solitary time to consider a character, an entirely fictional character, who wandered in, made a cup of tea, and sat down to tell me her unlikely story.  Not … Continue reading

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A Diversion

If your stomach is sour with the antics of the two hairballs American democracy has coughed up, if you’re weary of the incursion of celebrity culture into every corner of life and the procession of horrors that constitutes the news, … Continue reading

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