Tag Archives: John Kasich

The Final False Alarm

This is getting tiresome. On a quiet Sunday evening there was BIG NEWS in the mess that the Republican Party has become, and then, by noon on Monday, this turned out to be another false alarm: The temporary alliance between … 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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October Unpleasantness

The last Wednesday in October was a disappointment. After a wonderfully bizarre fourteen-inning first game in the World Series, the guys from Kansas City blew out the guys from Queens – the Mets were going to get swept. There was … Continue reading

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Fight Night

Think of the first Republican primary debate of 2016, held in early August 2015, as a sports event, a night of boxing. There was the undercard, the preliminary bout – the seven candidates Fox News decided no one really cared … Continue reading

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Not More of the Same

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – President Obama spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars – in Pittsburgh this time. It was what everyone expected. The Iran deal makes sense. The military option is not the only … Continue reading

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The Good Conservative

After six years of Barack Obama, conservatives have managed to give themselves a bad name. If Obama was for it, they were against it, even if they were for it in the first place – the individual mandate in the … Continue reading

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A Long Time Coming

Some things just creep up on you, and then, suddenly, what you never expected has already happened, even if you should have expected it, because it – whatever has happened – was going to happen anyway. Suddenly you’re an old … Continue reading

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