Tag Archives: Karl Rove

Marginal Nastiness as Strategy

Abraham Lincoln said it best – “Quotes you find on the internet might not always be accurate.” He didn’t say that? Who knew? Life can be so disappointing, but then some quotes do float free of attribution – someone should … Continue reading

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The Political Continuum

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” ~ Niels Bohr “The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.” ~ William Gibson “The future ain’t what it used to be.” ~ Yogi Berra “I have seen the future … Continue reading

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Possible Responses When Cornered

Back in the early fifties, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, kids could catch the last of those Republic serials on the giant consol television with the tiny rounded black-and-white screen that took up a big chunk of space in the living … Continue reading

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Team Politics

Those who follow politics usually don’t follow sports, because they feel that sports are meaningless nonsense, and those who follow sports don’t follow politics, because they feel the same way about politics – but of course there are parallels. There’s … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

Henry David Thoreau was wrong. Most men don’t lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them – they just find another song to sing. It’s called acceptance, even if that’s hard for some … Continue reading

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Watching the Collapse

Grow up in Pittsburgh and it never leaves you – unless you’re Oscar Levant or Andy Warhol. A good baseball game is a joy, but if it’s not the Pirates you look on the game clinically, noting the great plays … Continue reading

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Settled: Four More Years

Maybe it happens in sports. A team fights long and hard through a seemingly endless season, winning some and losing some, but finally clawing its way to the championship game, and gives it all in one final and brutal long … Continue reading

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