Category Archives: The Republicans Fall Apart

What to Expect

It’s funny, but the first day of the brand-new year doesn’t feel a whole lot different than the last day of the year now gone. And here in Los Angeles it was a typical New Year Day – in the … Continue reading

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On Not Accepting What You Are Told, Unless Elevated

It’s the curse of the sixties, and it never leaves you. Those of us who ambled off to college in the mid-sixties, listened to all that new music, had our issues with the war, and graduated only to listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Curiosity, Dacher Keltner, Elevation versus Disgust, Obama as Messiah, Religion and Politics, Republican Purge Ranks, Secular Conservatives, The Conservative Crackup, The Conservative-Liberal Divide, The Republicans Fall Apart, The Secular Right, The Sixties | Leave a comment

The Loyal Opposition

We’re not British. The engine is under the hood of the car, not under the bonnet. And the shock absorbers are what keep the car from oscillating wildly on its springs when you roar down a bumpy road, not the … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, GOP In Tatters, McCain Calling Obama Names, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Palin Unqualified, Republican Purge Ranks, Republicans Regroup, Respectful Disagreement, Sarah Palin, The Republicans Fall Apart | 1 Comment