Category Archives: Politics and Policy

A Government of Laws, Not of Men

June 7, 2018 I had an opinion piece in yesterday’s Brunswick Times Record.  It concerns Trump’s claim that he could pardon himself — or rather with unsatisfactory reactions to that claim. “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I … Continue reading

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Pompeo and Haspel – Deeper Into Madness

April 30, 2018 I have a column in today’s Brunswick Times Record.  It was sparked by Angus King’s “Aye” on the close vote that confirmed Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.   Deeper Into Madness Guest Column      2018-04-30 / Opinion … Continue reading

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Susan Collins’s Ever-So Pleasant World

I had a column in yesterday’s Brunswick Times Record about the (to me) strange silence of our Senior Senator while our republic continues its plunge into constitutional crisis.   Here’s the text: I wish I lived in Susan Collins’s world. It’s … Continue reading

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Guns and White Male Privilege

‘White Male Privilege’ and Other Themes of Gun Culture is the title of a recent post by James Fallows on his blog for The Atlantic.  He has been writing quite a number of pieces about guns in the U.S. featuring not only … Continue reading

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Repeal the Second Amendment

February 24, 2018 Bret Stephens has this one right: Repeal the Second Amendment. Americans who claim to be outraged by gun crimes should want to do something more than tinker at the margins of a legal regime that most of … Continue reading

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Leverage

February 20, 2018 So many stories this past week; it’s been another dizzying week trying to stay well informed: the Parkland (FL) school shootings, the Mueller indictment of Russian agents for meddling in the 2016 election, Ronan Farrow’s account of … Continue reading

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Who’s Responsible for the Shutdown?

January 20, 2018 The question dominating the media just now is ‘who is responsible for the shutdown of the federal government?’ Is this a #ShumerShutdown or a #TrumpShutdown?  For me it’s the not the most important or interesting question, but … Continue reading

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