Category Archives: End of the Republican Party

The End of It

Cleveland is over, but not really. Their basketball team, the Cavaliers, finally won it all, and their baseball team, the Indians, leads its division this year. They’re pretty good. The football team, the Browns, is once again hopeless – but … Continue reading

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The Party Crumbles

The humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t belong to any organized political party – he was a Democrat – but times change. Will Rogers died in 1935 but he was right, and the Democratic Party finally reached … Continue reading

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A Bit Problematic

Everyone has a bad day now and then, when nothing seems to work out as intended, and Donald Trump had a bad Sunday, because, for the first time in his campaign to win the Republican nomination, he found it necessary … Continue reading

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While We Were Sleeping

Living in Los Angeles provides perspective, or ironic distance. Everything important happened three hours earlier, back east in New York or Washington. Our only revenge is that the Oscars show starts at five in the afternoon out here, so all … Continue reading

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Dying in Iowa

Things go to Iowa to die. February 3, 1959, was the day the music died – in a cornfield just outside Clear Lake. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in that plane crash. Don … Continue reading

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Exacting Revenge

Americans shouldn’t have to rely on the Brits for embarrassing news about the mood in America, but maybe those proper and civilized folks across the pond take a bit of smug satisfaction in their unruly cousins being crude and mindless … Continue reading

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Garbage Time

“Turn out the lights, the party’s over…” Everyone knows the opening of that maudlin song by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced in the 1956 musical “Bells Are Ringing” – but just about … Continue reading

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