Tag Archives: syria

Congresswoman Pingree’s campaign website wants to know where you stand on intervention

Congresswoman Pingree [‘s campaign website] wants your email address, zip code, and opinion [I guess, as the comments field is the only part of the form that isn’t actually required] on this overwhelmingly unpopular intervention. Perhaps I am being too hard on the Congresswoman? Maybe this is actually an earnest attempt to hear from more […]

Thoughts on the sanctity of debate in a representational democracy

I have read a handful of Tweets, Facebook statuses and articles that have suggested that Americans have had two years of exposure to the goings on in Syria to have formed an opinion about involvement by now. Even if I allow myself to humor this being the case, it is worth considering that we have […]

An open letter to Sen. King regarding the Syria debate

Sen. King, I was heartened to read that you are having as difficult time as we, the American public, are figuring out what the Hell to do regarding the Obama Administration’s proposed military action against Syria. I write this to you as someone who is also struggling with this question. I understand that the situation […]

Vacation Notes, Round I

“If a horse can be a star, think how dumb the people are.” — Ella Fitzgerald, “Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer” My wife and I spent 7 days on vacation in Eastport, Maine at one of Ross Furman’s properties. We spent the first three evenings with our parents, the next two alone, and […]