Tag Archives: George F. Kennan

California and the Future of American Unity

Who could have imagined 30 years – heck, even a decade  – ago that one of the avatars of American liberalism, none other than Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, would end up sounding a lot like George Wallace? Brown is leading … Continue reading

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A New Federalism? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for a Convention of the States to rein in federal power and to restore some measure of balance to the American federal system. It’s a nonstarter, frankly, and it’s also fundamentally flawed. We don’t … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s Two Americas

Blue and red America seem to be at permanent loggerheads. In increasing numbers, Americans in both camps are taking note of the deep cultural and political chasm that has emerged between us, one so deep that it has begun to … Continue reading

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The Bellwether that Will Never Be

The burgeoning Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) should serve as a bellwether for the current pathetic state of American federalism, but it won’t, I’m sorry to say. TNM leaders recently embarked on a breakout tour — a series of meetings aimed … Continue reading

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