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Hegel and Hagel

“How do we keep our balance,” asks Tevye, in the opening number from Fiddler on the Roof, “One word.  Tradition.”  The chorus reinforces it in multipart harmony:  "Tradition…Tradition!”(1) With his nomination of conservative Republican Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama resurrects the most stale of traditions to “balance” his administration – the tradition that a conservative Republican guy will do better in the defense of our country than any imaginable Democrat, and certainly better than that creature who seems anathema to the boys club that is the White House’s staff’s inner echelon – strong and independent women.  In addition, the President perpetuates [...]