jEFFSTANA on September 30th, 2014

Twilight of Authority Redux – Ed Kilgore | Washington Monthly | September 26, 2014 “I’ve been wanting to say something about the bizarre vision of American liberalism displayed at a recent Heritage Foundation event, as described by Suzi Khimm for MSNBC. It apparently centered on the hypothesis that liberals are engaged in a Faustian bargain […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 16th, 2010

I picked the morning paper off the floor It was full of other people’s little wars Wouldn’t they like their peace Don’t we get bored And we call for the three great stimulants Of the exhausted ones Artifice, brutality and innocence Artifice and innocence – Joni Mitchell from “Dog Eat Dog” It is wearisome to […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 21st, 2009

My Congressman, Trent Franks (R-AZ), as founder and co-chair of the Missile Defense Caucus (MDC) wonders why the US government can allocate funds toward stimulating an economic recovery, while neglecting to protect our great country from specific missile threat from North Korea and Iran. (Huh?) When the Strategic Forces Subcommittee voted to curtail $1.2 billion […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 19th, 2008

“Support the troops”, well duh, it should be a no-brainer. Then why would people affix a magnetic ribbon to their vehicle proclaiming the need — as if there is some question whether this is a good or a bad thing? What is the basis of these constant reminders or rather, what is the underlying message? […]

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jEFFSTANA on November 23rd, 2007

There’s something insidious about email from an anonymous source which cajoles a course of action, uninvited — that is bad enough, but when the pitch is passed innocuously by family or friend, the treachery carves even deeper. Specifically, over the Thanksgiving break the following message arrived from a friendly source: What a simple way to […]

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