Tag Archives: Saving the Republican Party

Not Quite Outside the Box

It’s good to be retired, and it’s particularly good to be retired from the corporate world. Now no one talks about thinking outside the box and paradigm shifts – the staple of every strategic planning offsite ever held. Oh well … Continue reading

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Those Red Line Blues

John McCain lost to Barack Obama, and then Mitt Romney did too, because the Republicans had their way in the first decade of this century and messed up – big time. George Bush, the second one, was a disaster. The … Continue reading

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Grand Unifying Theories

Life is sufficiently puzzling that sooner or later one demands an answer to what it’s all about. Of course not everyone demands an answer. William Shenstone famously noted that the world may be divided into people that read, people that … Continue reading

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About Nothing

As all siblings know, and most married couples know, and as those who have worked in academia know, the bitterest fights are almost always about nothing – or maybe about something else. This happens when both parties basically agree on … Continue reading

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Stalemate in Imaginary America

For many there is this hypothetical America that once existed and to which we must return. That’s the America where you graduated from high school or college, sowed a few a wild oats if you had any in you – … Continue reading

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Where to Go Now

Sometimes even news junkies and policy wonks can be stopped dead in their tracks by a single well-written paragraph: It is unclear why the bear, which was wearing ice skates at the time, attacked Mr Potapov. The bear was later … Continue reading

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