Tag Archives: End of the Republican Party

Our Neighborhood Now

Gregory Peck was just right for Atticus Finch. Tom Hanks was the best choice for Mister Rogers. Decent men who do the right thing should play decent men who do the right thing. Ethan Sacks notes that: In this era … Continue reading

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As California Goes

Don’t you want the smartest and the best person for the job? Of course the nation tried that with Obama – smart as a whip, a guy who knew lots about everything, gracious and careful and polite – and the … Continue reading

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The Choice to Destroy Lives

The impeachment hearings were about to begin. Somehow, now, everything has to do with Ukraine, so far away, but Putin wants the place and President Trump despises the place. Those people framed the Russians, they framed Putin, who did nothing … Continue reading

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The White American Dinosaurs

Graduate school at Duke was fine. North Carolina was a bit problematic. There were the Lost Cause folks sure that the South would rise again – they hadn’t really lost that war. There was the New South crowd – forget … Continue reading

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The Means to the Opposite Ends

Donald Trump had a bad week. Everything bad that could possibly happen to him was happening all at once – all of it quite dramatic. Newsrooms were overwhelmed. Was this the end of his presidency? What were the parallels? Which … Continue reading

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Course Corrections

Politicians hate to admit they were wrong, but they do, and Donald Trump won’t. He’ll imply change course and say he hasn’t changed course at all – that’s what he was going to do all along. Reports that he had … Continue reading

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Imagining Imaginary Alternatives

When the world seems a mess there’s always alternative history to consider. Things might have been different. In 1931, British historian Sir John Squire collected a series of essays from some of the leading historians of the period for his anthology If It Had … Continue reading

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