Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

No Symbolic Victories Now

Some protests don’t work. On October 21, 1967, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam announced that antiwar protesters would march past the Lincoln Memorial, across the Memorial Bridge all the way to the front steps of … Continue reading

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Integrity Revisited

“Necessity may well be called the mother of invention, but calamity is the test of integrity.” That’s from Samuel Richardson – whose famous epistolary novel Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740) was a demonstration of that observation. The tale is both highly … 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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Civil and Not Civil

You didn’t watch the last Republican debate before the Florida primary, where Marco Rubio’s political career will end. You know you didn’t. No one is watching these things anymore. They’re all the same, all insults and sneering and the same … Continue reading

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Political Disintegration

It was the day the Republican Party fell apart and it opened with the Open Letter on Donald Trump from GOP National Security Leaders – “We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of … Continue reading

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Not So Super

It’s all over but the shouting – Super Tuesday is just about over. Here, a few feet from where Laurel Canyon Boulevard meets the Sunset Strip, a light fog is edging in off the distant Pacific, and on the television … Continue reading

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Bullies United

Everyone seems to have agreed that the Republican primary debate in Houston before Super Tuesday descended into chaos – it was a barrage of attacks on Donald Trump from Marco Rubio that left Trump flustered and angry and defensive. Trump … Continue reading

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