Tag Archives: Herman Cain

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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The Softening

If we are to believe Charles Dickens in that Scrooge story, now playing endlessly in many versions on your television, along with Charlie Brown and Frosty and the Grinch, Dickens would have been part of the original Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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Things Do Change

Eleven months before the next presidential election, as a blustery December began, the news was filled with the somewhat unexpected. Herman Cain, the Republican hopeful, the former CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza chain, suspended his campaign – effectively giving up. … Continue reading

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The Day of the Newt

There will be a presidential election in 2012 and the Republicans will have to run somebody, and the Tea Party base of the party, and the evangelicals and every Republican in the South, and everyone west of there, who want … Continue reading

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Those Clowns and Jokers

Sometimes there are annoying songs you can’t get out of your head – and you have no idea how they got in there in the first place. And providing any example here would be cruel, for obvious reasons. But at … Continue reading

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Necessary Differentiations

It’s a matter of discrimination, of making differentiations, of seeing that everything is not quite simple, really. You do need to see differences to make sense of things. After all, George Bush was quite surprised to learn there were such … Continue reading

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What a Little Moonlight Will Do

Yes, the Republicans have far too many debates, and they really shouldn’t hold them on the night of the full moon. On the last full moon it was that debate at Dartmouth, and that didn’t go well – at that … Continue reading

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