Tag Archives: End of the Republican Party

Snap Judgments

Snap judgments are usually wrong, which is why, when some big event happens, or anything unusual happens, politicians should hide. Some reporter is going to stick a camera in his or her face and ask him or her whether Cliven … 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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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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Symbolic Government by Attitude

Republicans simply disappeared out here in California, the state that gave America both Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. It may be that trying Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor was the last straw, but probably not. Ronald Reagan had been a second-rate … 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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In the Huddle

Some memories persist, probably because they’re emblematic – something was revealed. It doesn’t matter how minor the event, there are moments when it’s clear that this is how it is, and late in the autumn of 1961 or so, the … Continue reading

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