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Don’t Elect Trump

Although I have said that former President Trump should not be put in jail, I think he was a terrible President.  He may have committed crimes, but I think the criminal aspect of his Presidency is less clear than his… Read More »Don’t Elect Trump

Haass on Oppenheimer

In his Substack column, Richard Haass discusses the US decision to use the atomic bomb to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He raises some issues I had not considered, such as whether we did it to intimidate the Russians. As someone… Read More »Haass on Oppenheimer

Broken Legal System

The federal court decision striking down Biden’s asylum rule for migrants is just the latest example of America not being able to function because of proliferating court decisions that block government actions.  Legal review is necessary, but it should be… Read More »Broken Legal System

Federalist #10

Today’s political turmoil highlights the insightfulness of James Madison’s Federalist Papers Number 10, which addressed the need to “break and control the violence of faction.”  Madison said that often “the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties,… Read More »Federalist #10