Tag Archives: Republican Extremism

Extreme Timidity

That was an odd year – suddenly there were the Beatles, and the Ford Mustang, and that Civil Rights Act that changed everything. Elizabeth Taylor marred Richard Burton too. And Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. President … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Entirely Predicable

Some things are predictable, and the mass shooting in San Bernardino wasn’t the usual and almost daily mass shooting in America. It wasn’t an angry white man shooting up a black church or a Planned Parenthood clinic, or an unhinged … Continue reading

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No Time For Nice

The ambivalence has always been right in front of us. We admire competitive folks who, through hard work or force of will, win it all – and we grin when they find a way to bend the rules. They don’t … Continue reading

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Out in the Midday Sun

Gilbert and Sullivan may have invented and perfected the patter-song with that Model Major-General ditty but Noel Coward was no slouch with his Mad Dogs and Englishmen number. Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun – as … Continue reading

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Assuring the Worst Possible Outcome

It’s a sports thing. Teams fall behind and panic – they forget their game plan that they had so cleverly and carefully practiced, over and over, until every move was instinctive. They’re losing and get desperate. This player or that … Continue reading

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When America Must Fail

America patted itself on the back when we elected our first black president in 2008 – we were finally a post-racial society, and we could finally talk about other things. It was like Blazing Saddles – the hip new black … Continue reading

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To the Logical Conclusion

Some things just had to happen, as the folks at Fox News and any number of Republican politicians just found out. Take up the Reagan mantra that big government is always the problem and never the solution, because the private … Continue reading

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