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Playing Politics With Ebola

Oct14

By John Feehery

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“President Barack Obama” by Official White House Photo by Pete Souza – P120612PS-0463 (direct link). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Democrats are trying to tie Ebola to the Republicans.

This is a political season so this is not surprising. (more…)

Some Incomplete Thoughts on the Dangers of “Crony Capitalism”

Jul2

By John Feehery

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I am very sympathetic to the libertarian philosophy.

I believe that when government tries to subvert markets, things go awry.

Prohibition is a perfect example.

The government tried to stamp out the casual use of alcohol in the 1920’s, and the marketplace found a way to serve a thirsty public anyway.

The result was mayhem.

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The C-Suite and the Ivory Tower

Jun23

By John Feehery

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How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
  

O noble daughter!
 Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.

Your navel is a rounded bowl
that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat,
 encircled with lilies.

Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.

Your neck is like an ivory tower.
 Your eyes are pools in Heshbon,
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, which looks toward Damascus.

Your head crowns you like Carmel,
and your flowing locks are like purple;
 a king is held captive in the tresses.”

That’s from the Song of Solomon, where the phrase “Ivory Tower”, first was written.   “Your neck is like an ivory tower.”

Of course, the phrase has picked up a different meaning as of late.

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One Innocuous Tweet And All Hell Breaks Loose

Jun5

By John Feehery

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I make one innocuous tweet, and all Hell breaks loose.

As it became clear that Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran were heading for a run-off and that slightly more Republican primary voters picked McDaniel over Cochran, I tweeted this:  “I guess Mississippi doesn’t want Federal money anymore. I betcha there are 49 states that will gladly take it.” (more…)

Aiming at the Leaders, Hitting the Followers

May21

By John Feehery

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According to the Center for Public Integrity, outside conservative groups have spent three dollars attacking fellow Republicans for every one dollar spent attacking President Obama and his Democratic allies. (more…)

 

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