Tag Archives: Republican Establishment

Walking Away

An earworm was born on November 15, 1978 – another pop song that just wouldn’t go away. Americans hummed it involuntarily. They’d hear the words in their heads when they were walking the dog or driving to work. It was … Continue reading

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In the Land of Seething Resentment

Graduate school at Duke was a long time ago, the early seventies, and North Carolina seemed like such a nice place, at the time. Southerners were polite and pleasant after all, not seething with resentment after all the civil rights … Continue reading

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Fully in Charge

Republicans didn’t want John McCain to be their nominee in 2008 – he’d been squishy on immigration, saying those folks who had come here to find work were family folks, good people, worthy of a little respect. That didn’t go … Continue reading

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Puck’s Words

In the middle of Hollywood, just north of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga – Larry King Square, where you’ll find CNN’s Los Angeles Bureau in its fancy glass tower – there’s a mysterious old building with a peculiar lavender inscription across … Continue reading

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