Tag Archives: Midterm Elections

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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The Warlike Posture

Nothing changed. Republicans gained Senate seats deep in red America, but in the House of Representatives, that other place, Democrats won seat after seat in urban and suburban America, and swept to a majority, and brought an end to the … Continue reading

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Not Quite Judgement Day

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Election Day – the midterm elections – this was the referendum on President Donald Trump. He said that’s what this was, and now everything is almost over. It’s late in the evening out here in … Continue reading

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The Last Night

Monday, November 5, 2018, and waiting for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Election Day – the midterm elections – the referendum on President Donald Trump. He says that’s what this is. That’s what he wants, and that’s fine. Others want … Continue reading

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Flying Down to Rio

Brazil was always cool. In 1933 it was Flying Down to Rio – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ first movie together. Rio was cool. Brazil was cool. And there’s that famous 1939 Ary Barroso song – “Aquarela do Brasil” known to everyone else as … Continue reading

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The Faithful Patriot

The first Friday night in November – high school football games all across America and no talk of politics – except that the midterm elections come up on Tuesday – the referendum on President Donald Trump. He says that’s what … Continue reading

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And In Closing

Everyone has been there. Argue too long and too passionately and too cleverly and one party, or both, will suddenly stop cold. Something is wrong. What are we arguing about again? Neither party knows anymore. Things have jumped from one … Continue reading

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