Category Archives: National News

The Electoral Map-2016

With the two major Party conventions coming up I thought it was time to get out the first electoral map of the 2016 season. Important to note: I am a Democrat, but I will call them as I see them … Continue reading

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Above the Fray- Dukakis on the 1988 Campaign

The 1988 Presidential campaign keeps crossing my path lately. I finished reading “What it Takes” by Richard Ben Cramer, reviewed below, that was a terrific book about that campaign, looked at through the eyes of several of the candidates. NBC-Learn … Continue reading

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Delusional Cynical Politics

It has been a busy time , and harder to do blog posts. But with the federal government shutdown and the threat of default, it is time to return. More than enough has been written about the logjam that has … Continue reading

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Ideological Prisons: Detroit

I am back, after a brief respite. The unfolding story in Detroit has been of great interest to me, and although there is far to go before the final resolution the chorus of those on both sides of the political … Continue reading

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More on Government from Eric Schnurer

The Atlantic has been running a series of posts by governmental efficiency expert Eric Schnurer, which started with the thought provoking piece entitled “Government Should Run Like a Business—but Not in the Way You Think”. I did my own post … Continue reading

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Government as a Business- Schnurer Part Two

Eric Schnurer has posted the second installment of his series on government, with a focus on governments “competing like business.” I talked about Schnurer’s first piece on this blog last week. Let us look at the new installment Schnurer starts … Continue reading

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Detropia- PBS Looks at Detroit

A PBS film on Detroit, and what is happening to it, and how it is impacting some of its people, tonight at 10:00 p.m. on PBS. Worth a look. http://dgjigvacl6ipj.cloudfront.net/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf Watch Coming to Independent Lens: Sundance Award Winner Detropia on … Continue reading

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