Category Archives: Republicans in the Wilderness

Ready to Govern

Forget Putin and the Ukraine and the hot-war developing there. The few remaining bodies left rotting in the fields from the Malaysian airliner Putin’s separatists shot down two weeks ago aren’t going anywhere. And forget Israel in Gaza blowing up … Continue reading

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About Nothing

The most popular sitcom since Lucille Ball was doing whatever that was that she was doing back in the fifties turned out to be Seinfeld – which ran for nine seasons, finally wrapping in May, 1998, after 180 episodes, and it … Continue reading

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Growing Into the Inevitable

The folks at Facebook are worried. The key demographic that drives all American commerce – teenagers, and those who wish they were still teenagers, and those who think they somehow still are teenagers – has decided Facebook is for old … Continue reading

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Brooks Explains

The Republicans have a problem. If they make sure the wrong sort of people find it hard to ever vote in an election ever again, then they’ve got this in the bag – they’ll win back the Senate in the … Continue reading

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Not Even an Echo

Barry Goldwater was never going to be president. Back in 1964, when he ran against Lyndon Johnson, what he offered America, America wasn’t buying. Johnson won in a landslide, probably because Goldwater actually did offer what he liked to call … Continue reading

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To Be Fair About It

There was a warning last April. It was that new book It’s Even Worse than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism – from Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. They were an odd couple. … Continue reading

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White-Out

It’s best to come of age when then nation is coming of age too, but that’s a crap-shoot – you don’t get to choose when you were born. It’s just that coming of age in the sixties was, as they … Continue reading

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