Tag Archives: End of the Republican Party

The End of It

Cleveland is over, but not really. Their basketball team, the Cavaliers, finally won it all, and their baseball team, the Indians, leads its division this year. They’re pretty good. The football team, the Browns, is once again hopeless – but … Continue reading

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That Slow Boat to China

In 1870 or so, it was best not to hang around the Boston House at the corner of Davis and Chambers streets near the waterfront in San Francisco. The place was run by James “Shanghai” Kelly and often the whiskey … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Inevitable

Well, that was unexpected, and inevitable, and the Washington Post summed it up nicely: Donald Trump, the celebrity mogul whose brash and unorthodox presidential bid was counted out time and again, became the de facto Republican nominee Tuesday night after … Continue reading

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Republican Poison

There are a few more primaries left – Indiana in early May, California in early June – but unless Hillary Clinton goes to jail or Donald Trump works himself up so much that he has a massive stroke, it will … Continue reading

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The Non-Nominee for Non-President

It was morning in America again. For the first time in maybe ten months, Donald Trump didn’t call in to any of the national Sunday morning talk shows. He gets to call in – everyone else has to show up … Continue reading

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The Party Crumbles

The humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t belong to any organized political party – he was a Democrat – but times change. Will Rogers died in 1935 but he was right, and the Democratic Party finally reached … Continue reading

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Another Winnowing

It’s an agricultural term – to winnow – to separate the wheat from the chaff, the useful kernels of grain from what ends up as straw, only useful for spreading on the barn floor, to soak up the steaming droppings … Continue reading

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