Category Archives: Republicans in Disarray

That Southern Man

The sixties ended. College ended. The Beatles disbanded. Nixon was president. Perhaps there had been a “cultural revolution” but the counterculture hadn’t won – they’d only planted seeds. They’d win later. Perhaps they finally won this week – but back … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Trump

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-haired-stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was cool, … Continue reading

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Here Come Da Judge

“Here Come Da Judge!” It was 1968 and the show was Laugh-In and Flip Wilson said the words – and the judge was Flip Wilson, a hip black dude. The unfortunate white defendant didn’t understand hipness or blackness and paid … Continue reading

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Republicans at Ludicrous Speed

Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs has aged well for a thirty-year-old movie. It’s the little things. The bad guys – in Spaceball One of course – try to follow the good guys, disappearing in the distance, but Dark Helmet (don’t ask) foolishly orders … Continue reading

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Strange Realignments

Astrology is nonsense. When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars, and as everyone knows, that will be the dawning of the Age … Continue reading

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No Second First Impressions

Al (Alan Stuart) Franken wasn’t always the thoughtful and persistently progressive Democratic senator from Minnesota. He won that seat in 2008, sort of – endless recounts delayed his assuming the seat until the following July. Republicans just couldn’t imagine a … Continue reading

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Further Complications

Another Tuesday, another primary, and more complications: Republican Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing the delegates needed for the party’s nomination ahead of the July convention and … Continue reading

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