Tag Archives: Minority Rule

Where Hope and Change Go to Die

It happens now and then – a day with too much news. For those who like political irony, it seems that Mark Sanford can go back to hiking the Appalachian Trail – he’s been charged with trespassing, spooking around his … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Sufficiently Despised

There is the curious case of Jim Bunning. He is the Hall of Fame pitcher turned conservative Republican senator, from Kentucky, who, on a Friday night in late February, singlehandedly blocked a temporary extension of unemployment benefits to those out … Continue reading

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We’re All Polish Now

There was a time Americans told Polish jokes, just as the Canadians told, or they still tell, those Newfie Jokes. No doubt the Swedes tell Danish jokes, and Paraguay folks tell Uruguay jokes. But they’re all the same jokes – … Continue reading

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The Curious One Man Who Controls the Fate of the Nation

When it’s a close-run thing just one person can make a difference and change everything – like in a football game tied in overtime when the hopelessly obscure fellow subbing for an injured substitute linebacker, who had himself been subbing … Continue reading

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