Category Archives: End of the Republican Party

Our Rough Beast

Let’s get literary. Let’s get political. In the Los Angeles Times, Mark Athitakis does both with a book from fifty years ago: Compared to the rest of his oeuvre, Gore Vidal’s 1968 novel seems misbegotten… His reputation was built on … Continue reading

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All the Dead Poets

No, it wasn’t like Dead Poets Society – that Robin Williams movie where Williams plays that eccentric and inspiring English teacher who frees young minds through famous poetry and classroom theatrics. It wasn’t like that. It was more of a … Continue reading

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What Everyone Now Knows

One thing leads to another when it shouldn’t. Some unfortunate outcomes, in retrospect, were inevitable. No one knew, at the time, how badly things would work out. Donald Trump named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as his attorney general – that senator … Continue reading

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Losing the Republican Party

Things go well until they don’t. What wasn’t supposed to happen happens. Winners become losers. This was the weekend that the number one ranked college football team in the country, those Georgia Bulldogs, got blown out by the tenth ranked … Continue reading

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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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