Are We Going To Get a Refund for the Shutdown? Call the FTC.

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized |

One reason Republicans have been successful so far in their stand-off with the president is that the general concept of “government shutdown” doesn’t sound so bad to most Americans. We created ourselves by revolting against the most powerful and effective government on the planet at the time.  And Americans ever since have been suspicious of […]

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Let Slip the Metaphors of War

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized |

When president Obama declared his intention to bomb Syria, he made it clear the Bashar Assad government had engaged in an important act that forced him to react. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing […]

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