Month: November 2012

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There’s a recent comment that reminds me of a deplorable line of argument I’ve seen repeatedly but don’t I’ve ever addressed: Nobody has universal healthcare. Not even after it’s fully implemented will it be honestly “universal”. Obama handed corporations billions of dollars in enforced customers that hopefully will be better than having no healthcare at […]

Nomenclature

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On November 29, 2012

In my latest at the Diplomat I call for a more standardized vocabulary of naval affairs: Navies do a poor job of developing such a nomenclature, in part because they have good reasons to avoid standar

In a further refinement of the power attributed to the BULLY PULPIT, we are informed by Ben smith that the president’s ability to send emails to his supporters is not merely a powerful tool, it is his most powerful tool.   Surely, John Boehner is quaking in his boots about the prospect that a weapon of […]

Just Sayin’

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On November 29, 2012

Mr. Beck — I can perfectly understand your goal to be perceived as pissing off liberals — it’s a good living in your position.  However, your latest submission must be rejected, bec

Two More Obama/Lincoln Points

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On November 28, 2012
A couple follow-ups to my post about Lincoln and Obama are in order, given the comments.   First, Corey Robin makes a good point: Scott, you refer to “people who think that Barack Obama is precisely comparable to Abraham Lincoln and the PPACA precisely comparable to the 13th Amendment.” And you say, “Granted, I don’t believe […]
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