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Tis the Season for Fearing
Writer’s note: In case you feel like I’m repeating myself, you subscribers may remember a post by the same title that I published here last month. For reasons that you would not really care about, I removed it from the website. … Continue reading
Posted in Politics Tagged demagoguery, fear-mongering, gerrymandering, gridlock, Juan Linz, President Obama, Trump, U.S. Constitution 4 Comments
Can a Dysfunctional Government Reinvent Itself?
Like most Americans, I have never found reason to question the notion that our founding fathers, endowed with genius, forged a virtually perfect foundation upon which to create a more perfect union of states and individuals within a republic. Until … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Women Tagged Congress, Constitutional convention, Federalist Papers, gridlock, Pope Francis, Sandford Levinson, U.S. Constitution 12 Comments
Let the Campaigning End and the (Mc)Governing Begin
These days of so much political vitriol being directed at whoever is not on the side of the vitriol-spewer, makes it easy to turn away from the negativity and forget that it doesn’t have to be this way. I can … Continue reading
Posted in Politics Tagged Bob Dole, Congress, George Bristol, George McGovern, gridlock, President Obama, Texas Book Festival 2 Comments