Objectivity

The third Principle of Political Life is Objectivity:  appointments and similar decisions should be made on the basis of merit. At first glance, this would appear too be the purest of principles: who would argue for appointments on any basis but merit?  Well, I would, sort of. Proposition 140, the second greatest mistake the voters […]

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Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer's recent announcement of her decision not to seek reelection took me back to 1991. My late wife, Senator Pat Wiggins, spent the best part of that year working in a cavernous San Francisco office as the Assistant Financial Officer of Barbara's first Senate campaign.   Her job consisted of processing the thousands of small […]

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"for 'twere absurd to think that nature in the earth bred gold, perfect in the instant;
there must be remote matter." - Ben Jonson
"I don't know what the question is, but art is the answer." - Guy Conner

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