william jennings bryan

See a real speech at a political convention. Contrast it with the pablum we’re fed today.

Summary:   To see what we have become, look at what we once were.  Today we look at a scene from our past, when America politics was something other than a spectator sport, centered on made-for-TV spectacles — and our politicians more than cardboard cutouts with good hair.  We look at William Jennings Bryan’s Cross of …

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The new NIE, another small step in the Decline of the State

Pat Lang perfectly captures the narrative for the release of the new National Intelligence estimate about Iran. The “jungle telegraph” in Washington is booming with news of the Iran NIE.  I am told that the reason the conclusions of the NIE were released is that it was communicated to the White House that “intelligence career …

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