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Obama’s cabinet are the best and brightest (here we go, again)

Are you excited about the Obama Adminsitration?  They are one of the finest collections of Mandarins to rule us since the Kennedy Administration.   Here we see 3 perspectives on the new team.  At the end are links to other posts about the opening days of the Obama era. “The Insider’s Crusade“, David Brooks, op-ed in the …

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“Elegy for a rubber stamp”, by Lewis Lapham

Lewis Lapham draws a portrait of the America press, showing why it provides so little assistance in our attempts at self-government.  He does not tell us if this results from defects in the institution — or in us, their customers. As usual with his monthly articles, it is both entertaining and provides a valuable perspective …

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