McCain’s One Hundred Years in IRAQ…

Published on March 2nd, 2008 by Malachi

Frank Rich has another powerful column in the NYTimes today, that drew the following comment from me. It’s in the “Comments” attached to his column: I reproduce a copy below. As you will see, I felt a strong urge to weigh in on the claimed “success” of the surge that John McCain and the Republicans […]

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Mr. McCain: Impropriety, or “just” the appearance of it?

Published on February 23rd, 2008 by Malachi

First let’s try a little exercise in fairness. While living in London as a young man (1957-1971), I was introduced to the concept of “The Man on the Clapham Bus”, an oft-invoked synonym for “The Common Man”. He was the classic if mythical average reasonable man originally posited by Walter Bagehot, an early editor of […]

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