Washington might be the capital of unhappiness
Americans have a special obsession with happiness - it is written into our founding document. But the uniquely American pursuit of happiness is very different than the pursuit of the good life. And it is hard to square anything having to do with Washington with the good life.Read More
Obama surrounded by hawks, doves, isolationists
President Barack Obama’s biggest trouble right now come from foreign lands, from situations where America has no control and little influence. And there are a bunch of hairy situations boiling over at once in an almost conspiratorial way.Read More
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