Monthly Archives: March 2016

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Buck v. Bell & the cultivated ignorance of Mr. David Oshinsky: a comment by American Writer

‘ By most accounts, Holmes, an upper-crust Bostonian, served the nobler instincts of America’s privileged classes. That is why his reckless majority opinion supporting forced sterilization in a 1927 case remains an enigma. Was it an isolated misstep or something … Continue reading

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On the crocodile tears of Merrick Garland, an observation by Political Cynic

I care not one whit whether Judge Garland’s tears were real or feigned! Totally irrelevant to the pressing civic/political question of Judge Garland’s treatment of defendants that come before him, in the cases he reviews. What evidence do we have … Continue reading

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How to torpedo Trump, Fleming & Nicolaou advise, a comment by Political Fossil

How regrettable that your two reporters do not even mention, due to historical ignorance? the 1964 Republican Convention, that might just be the only loose analogy to the political present? Rockefeller/Hershey vs. Goldwater, Liberals vs. Conservatives: the very idea of … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on The Generation Gaps, a comment by Political Observer

The Silver Fork Punditry that Mr. Ganesh practices with such aplomb, not to speak of sang-froid seems to degenerated into the usual stern moral/political lecture favored by Conservatives. Yet the millennials he targets are just part of a collection of … Continue reading

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On Merrick Garland & Obama, a comment by Political Observer

The choice of Judge Garland reflects the ersatz virtue of Obama: he is not simply a ‘Centrist’, of the most unimaginative kind, but more importantly an abject political/legal conformist. The safe choice of a ‘Centrist’ a center defined by the … Continue reading

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On the failed leadership of Paul Ryan, a comment by Political Observer

There are no surprises here! The Republican Nihilists, named ‘The Freedom Coalition’, as unintentional homage to double speak? will, in an election year, prove by their political actions that they are simply the shock troops for Mr. Trump as American … Continue reading

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On Trump and Anti-Semitism, a comment by Political Reporter

No American politician can escape the reality of the Israel Lobby! Abe Foxman and Aron David Miller are both integral parts of that Lobby, chronicled in the Walt and Mearsheimer book, and this 2006 excerpt in the London Review of … Continue reading

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