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Entries by Donald Kaul from 05/2011

Bachmann May Surprise Us Yet

| Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

Cross-posted with OtherWords Republican primary voters like weird, and when it comes to weird, Rep. Michele Bachmann tops the list. Hey! How about s...

Debt Ceiling Kabuki

| Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

The Kabuki tradition in Congress over raising the federal government's debt ceiling is in full flower. It's a more reliable Washington ritual than the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Israel's Third-Rail Borders

| Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

The real Israeli-Palestinian problem is that both adversaries are convinced, with considerable justification, that the conflict between them is existential and that to give ground is to take the first step toward annihilation. It's hard to compromise issues like that.