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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Few Options Left in Bolton Debacle

Hapless Senate Republicans. Emboldened Senate Democrats. And a second-term president facing nothing but politically risky choices. Those are the outcomes of a bruising, months-long battle over John Bolton’s nomination to be United Nations ambassador – and it’s not over.

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Supreme Court Battle Will Displace Everything Else

A Republican congressional agenda that includes major revisions in Social Security, tax cuts, creation of a national energy policy and expansion of trade with Latin America must now contend for time and energy with the hottest topic on Capitol Hill – a battle for the Supreme Court.

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Healthy, Wealthy…And Sad

As measured by ongoing social science surveys, Americans are no happier now than they were 50 years ago and indeed the percentage of people who describe themselves as “very unhappy” has risen by about 20 percent. By some estimates, rates of depression are 10 times higher than they were in the 1950s.

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The Secrecy Trap

A key goal in any democracy and certainly in ours is openness and transparency in government. Sadly, we’re rapidly going backwards in that regard.

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The Two-Wars Theory

Once it was one of those Pentagon plans that Senate Armed Services Committee elders never mentioned in public. Because, as a stunned young reporter discovered ages ago, they didn’t even know about it.

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