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Jeff Durstewitz

Jeff Durstewitz is the co-author, with Ruth Williams, of the Bantam memoir "Younger Than That Now — A Shared Passage From the Sixties." He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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The Obama Outrages: Government as Black Swan

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Transforming America, one “unexpected” incident after another.

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The Archduke of (Moral) Hazard

Friday, May 4th, 2012 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Don't worry — if you crash the General Lee, it's everyone else's responsibility, not yours.

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Full Speed Ahead on Obama’s Titanic

Friday, April 20th, 2012 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Obama has steered America on the same fatal course as the Europeans.

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Anti-Fracking Greens and Their War on the Poor

Monday, December 19th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Hydraulic fracking makes natural gas less expensive and lowers heating costs benefiting the poor.

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‘Hoovervilles’ and ‘Occupy’: Any Shared Roots?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Few of the Wall Street protesters appear to be destitute or without options. Plus: Read Judge Rules Against the Zuccotti Occupiers at the Tatler.

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Oh, No — the Times, It Ain’t a Changin’

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Wouldn’t it have been refreshing if the New York Times had admitted it had a big problem and brought in some “new blood” to solve it? Jill Abramson, just named the new executive editor of the paper, sounds like the “same old, same old.” (Also read Roger Kimball: "From Bad to Worse at the Times.")

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We Wave the Bloody Shirt — But Whose?

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Has the mystery of one of our biggest political metaphors been revealed?

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Rewriting Obama’s Speech

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

"Although I spent a fair amount of time apologizing for America in my speech in Cairo and elsewhere, I now recognize that we’re actually the best thing the Mideast has going for it ... "

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The Real Suicide Bombers? Western Democracies

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

They're blowing themselves up with debt.

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Mr. President, ‘Listen to the People’ on ObamaCare

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

If it's good advice for Mubarak, why not for you?

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Putin Makes Solzhenitsyn Required Reading

Friday, February 11th, 2011 - by Jeff Durstewitz

If the Russians get the truth about Stalin, why not us?

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American Leftists Refuse to See the Handwriting on the Wall in Europe

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Our domestic lefties have been pushing for decades to turn us into the type of society that is now crumbling before our eyes in Europe.

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Actually, You Do Have a Messaging Problem, When Your Message Is Sheer Arrogance

Monday, November 15th, 2010 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Marshall McLuhan was right: when it comes to Barack Obama, the medium really is the message.

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Lennon Was All Right, but His Disciples Were Thick and Ordinary

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 - by Jeff Durstewitz

The song that unshook the world — and that the Lennon tributes forgot.

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What a Long, Strange Trip ObamaCare Has Been

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 - by Jeff Durstewitz

The president seemed to change before our eyes into a kind of “this is for your own good” authoritarian.

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The Big Fool Says to Push On

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - by Jeff Durstewitz

Pete Seeger once sang out against LBJ on national TV. Any folkies under 90 years of age care to pick up a guitar and protest the new president?

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Trying to Sell ObamaCare

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - by Jeff Durstewitz

With Social Security and Medicare already off the rails, trying to add another big entitlement doesn't pass the smell test for most people. (Also read Ron Radosh: The Lieberman-Dean Imbroglio)

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