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The Scottish Divorce

Sep18

By John Feehery

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“Flag of Scotland” by none known – http://kbolino.freeshell.org/svg/scotland.svg. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Amid the bloodshed of the First World War, as the people of Ireland prepared to celebrate the holiest of Christian holidays, a small band of Irishmen embarked on a seemingly insane plot to overthrow the ruling government based in London.

The Easter Rebellion wasn’t the first time the Irish tried to reclaim their rightful claim to self-rule.   Stretching back to the flight of the Earls hundred of years before, Irish Catholics fought at times desperately, at time romantically, at times with great aplomb, to separate themselves from their British overlords. (more…)

Topic: England Scotland

When the Republicans Take Over

Sep16

By John Feehery

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“SpeakerHastert” by Laurel Boeck – http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=h000323. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(This originally appeared in The Hill.)

Let’s assume that Republicans take the Senate and keep the House in this year’s midterms.

What happens then?

Here are seven thoughts about how they should govern: (more…)

Let’s Wander Into a Bar Brawl in the Middle East

Sep15

By John Feehery

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Some hawks think it is smart policy and politics to push President Obama into putting boots on the ground in Syria and Iraq to battle the ISIS threat.

It’s neither. (more…)

On the Passing of Ian Paisley

Sep12

By John Feehery

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“DrIanPaisley” by Scottish_and_Northern_Ireland_Ministers.jpg: Scottish Government
derivative work: Alison – Scottish_and_Northern_Ireland_Ministers.jpg. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I can’t decide if Ian Paisley was the George Wallace of Northern Ireland or the Strom Thurmond.

Paisley was a bigot. (more…)

‘The Feehery Theories’ Chapter One

Sep11

By John Feehery

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“World Trade Center, New York City – aerial view (March 2001)” by Jeffmock – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

This is Chapter One of John Feehery’s new book, The Feehery Theories, which is tentatively scheduled to be complete by Christmas.

The Feehery Theories

Chapter One

“We are doing a press conference.  Get me Paige.”

I barked the order into the phone, from the bunker in an undisclosed location somewhere in West Virginia.

I wasn’t sure where exactly.  (more…)

Topic: 9/11 My New Book
 

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