Tag Archives: Attack Politics

Forced Perspective

Perspective is good, and Denison University – a quiet campus on a hill above a quiet little town in the dead center of Ohio – wasn’t a bad place to spend four years in the late sixties. The school was … Continue reading

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Shifting Strategies

We only remember George Patton because of George C. Scott – we all slept through history class but we do go to movies, or catch them years later on cable – because going out is such a bother, what with … Continue reading

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Doing the Nasty

Yes, it was very odd – his Royal Highness Prince Charles, the stiff and goofy sixty-three-year-old Prince of Wales, in giant earphones trying his hand at being a techno-trance DJ – but being a good sport about it. And of … Continue reading

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So Much for Florida

Well, that’s over – and that would be the Florida primary on the very last day of January this year. Many are just glad the month is over, and a few of us don’t think much of Florida – low, … Continue reading

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Choosing What and Who We Choose

Politics is a matter of people arguing with each other. You’re supposed to watch and decide who makes the most sense, or who is the wittiest – or who is the nastiest, as some folk like the devastating put-down accompanied … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Myth

There seems to be a persistent myth that once, long ago, politics was a pleasant, gentlemanly business, where people disagreed, but about policy, and, in a bipartisan manner, after an afternoon of heated discussion of the key points, the opposing … Continue reading

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The Reputation of Power Is Power

Just another October Saturday evening in Hollywood, watching the full moon rise and keeping an eye on the buzz. And it seems that the conservative delight over the International Olympic Committee awarding the 2016 games to Rio, not Chicago, rolls … Continue reading

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