Tag Archives: United States

9-11

Today, I am more sad for my nation than I have been in years. Nine years ago today, self-sworn enemies of life, liberty, and happiness struck at the heart of a people who asked no quarrel. Osama bin Laden and al … Continue reading

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These United States

It’s subtle, but there is a huge difference between saying “the United States” and “these United States”. In the first case, one seems to be referring to a single nation that has the odd characteristic of being made up of theoretically semi-autonomous internal divisions, … Continue reading

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The best military in the world

Whatever you might think about the wars, you should know that even some Canadians think the United States has the best military in the world. DLH

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Losing sight of the bigger picture

In the last 24 hours, I have had three conversations with otherwise diehard conservatives ceding the election to Obama because they cannot get excited about McCain.

So let me get this straight: because McCain has been a centrist on issues like immigration, campaign finance, and social programs, you are going to let one of the most liberal candidates ever to run for the White House win instead? […] Continue reading

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