Category Archives: Republican Candidates Debate

In Ashes

Ash Wednesday – that’s the day after Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) down in New Orleans is over, as is the famous carnival (literally, farewell to the flesh) in Rio. Ash Wednesday is when you simply stop all that wild stuff … Continue reading

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One More Round

Sylvester Stallone is a strange man, and those six Rocky movies over thirty years are stranger still – and there may be another one on the way – because “artists must again and again go through the dark.” Why? And … Continue reading

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The Republican Puzzle

Sometimes it seems as if the Republicans are just trying to puzzle the rest of America – those of us who aren’t Republicans. Of course they would be quick to tell you those few among us who somehow and quite … Continue reading

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Too Fast and Furious

There are slow news days, those days when what you see on the cable news shows and in the print and online media are perspective pieces, explaining the history and current details of this issue or that. But everyone knows … Continue reading

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Saturday Night in Iowa

Okay, the Republicans had another debate, again on the night of the full moon. Republicans shouldn’t debate on the night of the full moon. The reasons are obvious. But they do persist in this. But really, no dogs howled, and … Continue reading

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Low-Grade Saturday Night Fever

What does one do on a Saturday night in America? The question is one of demographics – your age cohort and your location. In early 1976 there was that paean to teenage partying, that song Saturday Night – from the Scottish pop-rock … Continue reading

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What a Little Moonlight Will Do

Yes, the Republicans have far too many debates, and they really shouldn’t hold them on the night of the full moon. On the last full moon it was that debate at Dartmouth, and that didn’t go well – at that … Continue reading

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