Category Archives: End of the Republican Party

The Purest Politics

Call it identity politics, or tribal politics, but it’s clear that when it comes time to choose someone to run things, that someone should be one of “us” – because few have the time or energy or patience to consider … Continue reading

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Not So Crazy Uncle Joe

When George H. W. Bush chose the intellectually challenged Dan Quayle to be his running mate, everyone thought it was a joke. This had to be, but it really wasn’t a joke at all – the folks of what might … Continue reading

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That Reagan Sunset

Nothing is random. That masthead photo at the top of the page, which has been up there since early March 2007, is not just a sunset, it’s a political sunset. It’s sunset on June 12, 2004, looking northwest from Mulholland … Continue reading

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Seismic Shifts

Thirty-two years ago there was a lot of explaining to do. Chucking it all to move to LA to start over, to start fresh, was the problem – not the starting fresh part, the LA part. Weren’t people crazy out … Continue reading

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The Last Warrior

There are certain places to be, because they’re simply the place to be – where things are happening. There’s something in the air – the future is being formed – the rest of the world will catch up later. In … Continue reading

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Where the Future Happens First

Back in the seventies you used to get points for saying what a few big thinkers were saying about how things were going in the world – social and political and economic trends showed that the whole world was going … Continue reading

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Belonging To No Organized Political Party

Will Rogers used to get big laughs when he said he wasn’t a member of any organized political party, he was a Democrat. All successful quips have to ring true, and back in the late twenties and early thirties that … Continue reading

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