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RAPID RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.  It will offer fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in this rapid-fire world of ours.  Of course, as in military campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction.  Charge that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or military campaign must maintain to be effective.  But the mission will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.  That's all I promise.
GS

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THURSDAY, June 30, 2005

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SUNDAY through WEDNESDAY, June 26 through 29, 2005

In no particular order...

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SATURDAY, June 25, 2005

Time for a bit of catch-up.

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FRIDAY, June 24, 2005

There are certain times when a confluence of apparently disparate news stories reflects a pattern.  The following can be called: The Fruits of Rigidity, Polarization, Radicalism and Excess...of the Right and of the Left.

By contrast, common sense calls for a sense of proportion, a approach that defines and holds to basic principles while allowing some flexibility in achieving goals.  In a democracy, that requires open, informed and extensive discussion by all involved within a framework that can achieve results; that is, the legislative process.  When that process fails due to excess on both sides, the Judiciary steps in...often arbitrarily although nearly always bowing to "Stare Decisis".   And that is why we dearly need reform of the electoral processes, including term limits.  What we have now is breaking down, is up for purchase by the highest bidder, and is losing the trust of the electorate.  That is not only ineffective.  It is downright dangerous.

Only the common sense of the people, as distinguished from the rigidity, polarization, radicalism and excess around us, by becoming more involved than they ever have been, can avoid the decline and fall of the great and so far fabulously successful American experiment.  Certainly, don't take our future for granted.

GS

MONDAY through THURSDAY, June 20 through 23, 2005

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SUNDAY, June 19, 2005

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY...to all those who are playing that role every moment of their lives...and not just for one fleeting moment.  Here I honor my father, who had the patience of Job when dealing with me for a time. "When I was 16, I thought my father was an idiot.  When I reached 18, I was amazed at how much he had learned in two years".  Here I honor my son, Adam, a great father...and so young.  And I honor my son-in-law, Tim, who has had to be both father and mother to my two grandsons after the death of their mother, Maura.  And I honor my wife of 46 years, who made it all possible.

There is another father we should honor: The Holy Father, he who just departed this life, and he who has just arrived.  For this, I can do no better than refer to the recent article by George Weigel: "Light In A New Dark Age" (WSJ Thursday, April 21, 2005, Opinion, pA16).  As the late John Paul ll said: "In the designs of Providence, there are no mere coincidences."

GS

SATURDAY, June 18, 2005

Here's an opportunity to show that, in this Rapid Response offering, I am not just "bloviating".  See Newsweek Magazine, June 20, 2005:

Where did you read this first?   "No brag...just fact."

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FRIDAY, June 17, 2005

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THURSDAY, June 16, 2005

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MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, June 13 through 15, 2005

A few ideas, in rapid succession:

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SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 11 and 12, 2005

A busy news cycle.  Let's try one-liners again.

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THURSDAY and FRIDAY, June 9 and 10, 2005

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MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, June 6 through 8, 2005

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SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 4 and 5, 2005

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FRIDAY, June 3, 2005

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