Tag Archives: Liberal

Smudged Legacy


A legacy is like a chalkboard; you write and write, you smudge and smudge, you dot the i’s and cross the t’s until you’re out of room. You’re left with a couple of options. Either you can leave the message–the … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray


I was asked a thought-provoking question today during a conversation about the latest fiasco in Israel. “When you’re talking about your stance on Israel, what does it mean to be conservative and what does it mean to be liberal?” It … Continue reading

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Painting them Blue


The Republican side of the gubernatorial campaign in California is, in several ways, a great work of fiction. Steve Poizner (who is gaining ground) and Meg Whitman have spent a considerable amount of their funds on creating balls of mud … Continue reading

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Elena Kagan


There are a few things that make Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to fill Justice Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court, a more easily-confirmable nominee than others may have been: She has never been a judge before. In terms of … Continue reading

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