Monthly Archives: December 2019

Unfinished Business

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” The late Bill Vaughan said that. He was famous for his Readers Digest folksy aphorisms and nothing else … Continue reading

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Beyond the Personal

Sometimes politics is not much more than feuding. There’s Joe Scarborough – a Pensacola lawyer who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican for the 1st district of Florida – part of … Continue reading

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No Fine People Now

There’s something in the thick sweet air down there. Deep in their bones they know they lost that Civil War – that’s rather obvious – but they want to be seen as noble losers in a good and righteous cause, … Continue reading

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The End of Normal

Everyone knew that the Trump presidency was never going to be normal. He entered office with no experience in foreign policy, other than with the intricacies of resort and hotel development in far-off lands, and with the issues involved in … Continue reading

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The Great Evangelical Civil War of 2020

There’s a small cohort of Americans who graduated from high school in 1965 and went off to college that year. Their numbers decrease. They’re old now. But for them it’s always the Summer of Love and the Revolution and Woodstock … Continue reading

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Christmas Intervenes

Christmas is hard. Monday was wrapping gifts for the eighteen people on the list now. Somehow that took all day. Tuesday is the drive south for the family gathering just north of San Diego. Wednesday is Christmas Day – the … Continue reading

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That Christmas Gift

Impeachment is on hold. Everyone left Washington – the Christmas recess – so all the talk is hypothetical. No one knows what Mitch McConnell will do when he gets the official indictment from the House – the Articles of Impeachment … Continue reading

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