Tag Archives: Republican Debate

The Republican Puzzle

Sometimes it seems as if the Republicans are just trying to puzzle the rest of America – those of us who aren’t Republicans. Of course they would be quick to tell you those few among us who somehow and quite … Continue reading

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A Quiet Ending

The news business is tough. You’re supposed to cover major events – the big things that change history, or are history, or are at least momentous in some way. But the news business is after all a business – the … Continue reading

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The Limits of Political Gamesmanship

And other forgettable August ended with another burst of the surreal: Any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed on Wednesday when President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner … Continue reading

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The Impossibility of Agreement

All young women eventually turn into their mothers – sometime, in your fifties, you look in the mirror and there she is. It’s not necessarily physical, although genetics being what they are it often is. But what is just as … Continue reading

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Adventures in Republican Theology

It was just another hot August day in Iowa – no doubt different than the afternoon out here in surreal Venice Beach – but perhaps Iowa can be as surreal as anyplace else. There was that odd movie that seemed … Continue reading

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