Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

Mike’s Turn

Anyone can run for president. Many do, all the time, or at least every four years – Harold Stassen even made a career of it. Stassen tried to convince the Republican Party to nominate him ten times, from 1940 through … Continue reading

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Not the Crime

They say it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up, and everyone knows that refers to Richard Nixon and that Watergate business. That cost him the presidency, not because he approved the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Country

“Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.” ~ Douglas Adams “I don’t take comments from anybody … Continue reading

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Possible Responses When Cornered

Back in the early fifties, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, kids could catch the last of those Republic serials on the giant consol television with the tiny rounded black-and-white screen that took up a big chunk of space in the living … Continue reading

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Suggestive of Nothing

Obamacare is coming. The healthcare exchanges will be open for business as October begins – except in a number of Republican states where they’ll find some way to not provide one. That’s okay, because where a state won’t set one … Continue reading

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Bold and Principled Pitilessness

The problem with the Statue of Liberty is that it’s French – designed and built in Paris, of all places, and shipped over here in crates. Sure it was a gift on the centennial of our revolution, but it was … Continue reading

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Trapped in Tactical Decisions

The first week of March begins with the Great Sequestration in place – massive automatic cuts in almost all government spending, but not strategic cuts. These are universal percentage cuts, reducing the amount spent on good stuff just as much … Continue reading

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