Tag Archives: End of the Republican Party

Dying in Iowa

Things go to Iowa to die. February 3, 1959, was the day the music died – in a cornfield just outside Clear Lake. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in that plane crash. Don … Continue reading

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Exacting Revenge

Americans shouldn’t have to rely on the Brits for embarrassing news about the mood in America, but maybe those proper and civilized folks across the pond take a bit of smug satisfaction in their unruly cousins being crude and mindless … Continue reading

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Garbage Time

“Turn out the lights, the party’s over…” Everyone knows the opening of that maudlin song by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced in the 1956 musical “Bells Are Ringing” – but just about … Continue reading

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Old-School Talk

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – the first Democratic primary debate of this cycle – more than a year before the election and of little consequence, because, unlike Republicans, Democrats generally agree with each other, at least this time around – … Continue reading

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The Amazing Disappearing Republican Party

California has given us lots of things – the Hula Hoop, the Frisbee, the Beach Boys and then Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, and then Laurel Canyon mellow, and the Bakersfield Sound too – Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and … Continue reading

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The Third Story

Live long enough and you meet all sorts of people. The “special events” producer at CNN, with her Emmy and all, had stories about how hard it was to cover things like political conventions and state visits. There were a … Continue reading

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Forced Clarity

It’s the Summer of Trump and the Republican Party, what’s left of it, seems to have no idea for dealing with the phenomenon that is The Donald. He’s running as one of them, but on his own dime – he’s … Continue reading

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