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A Love Story

(The above is a photograph of the two of us on our wedding day, 29 years ago) We have called ourselves partners forever, it seems. She wasn’t fond of the term girlfriend, or later wife, and it never mattered to…

How Did This Happen to the GOP?

There is something quite satisfying but still vaguely disconcerting about how the Republican National Committee has devolved into a largely impotent organization. Things have been out of whack for a while but I think they’re coming to a head. Consider…

Why Rand Paul is Ridiculous

I think Rand Paul is a buffoon. I choose that word carefully. It is the best word. It’s helpful to read Juan Cole’s assessment of Senator Paul’s foreign policy positions, but there isn’t any consistency there whatsoever, and the reason…