Tag Archives: Republican Civil War

Losing the Republican Party

Things go well until they don’t. What wasn’t supposed to happen happens. Winners become losers. This was the weekend that the number one ranked college football team in the country, those Georgia Bulldogs, got blown out by the tenth ranked … Continue reading

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Our Republican Parties

Our fathers were Republicans. It was respectable to be a Republican. We got that. In the fifties, Dwight Eisenhower had been president, and he wasn’t that bad. Our fathers could point to him, and they were right. He was a … Continue reading

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If Enough Is Enough

Some days in American politics need a proper introduction. Frank Capra is the Norman Rockwell of American film. Capra showed idealized “good” Americans – the decent normal people that are everyone and that are all Americans. In 1946 Capra gave … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Trump

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-haired-stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was cool, … Continue reading

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A Great Disturbance in the Force

Yoda felt a great disturbance in The Force. This was a bad thing. Alderaan had been destroyed by the Death Star – the whole planet, gone – but that was in 1977 – in a space-adventure movie. These days, on … Continue reading

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The Primal Scream Party

Everyone agrees that the second presidential debate in Saint Louis was a bit strange: The presidential campaign took a dark turn here Sunday night as Donald Trump leveled a stream of harsh charges at Hillary Clinton during their second debate, claiming … Continue reading

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The Cruz Missile

Well, that was interesting. How many times can you say that? The announced theme of the first night of the Republican (Trump) National Convention was Make America Safe Again, but that will be no more than a bit of political … Continue reading

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