Thingish Things

The Liberal’s Alarm Bells

There were a lot of great lines at the Republican National Convention this week. Clint Eastwood‘s “We have to let him [Obama] go” was one of them. Condoleezza Rice‘s “There is no country — no, not even a rising China — that can do more harm to us than we can do to ourselves,” was up there, too. But the […]

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What’s that In the Air in Tampa? It’s Optimism.

There’s something in the air in Tampa, and it’s not rain. You can feel it in the hotel elevators and while on line for coffee at Starbuck’s. At first I confused it with good manners — I’m not staying with theNew York delegation but with effusively nice Midwesterners instead. But that’s not it either. What I’m feeling […]

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