Tag Archives: Republican Presidential Field

Two More Claims of Greatness

No one wants to be ordinary, but all of us – after the usual stuff where the self-help books and the motivational speakers, and teachers and preachers, tell us everyone is special and extraordinary, in their own way – figure … Continue reading

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The Futile and the Pathetic

It’s something about getting old, and perhaps wearing your trousers rolled and walking along the beach. The world moves on, and you may indeed hear the mermaids singing each to each, but of course you know damned well that they’re … Continue reading

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Once Again, Again

This is getting tiresome. On the night before the full moon in October, ominous in and of itself, the Republicans had another debate, trying to winnow the field. That’s the right verb. You might recall that winnowing fan that Homer … Continue reading

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Watching the Fail

Like a dog worrying a bone, the American public can only obsess about one issue at a time, the big crisis of the day. Rupert Murdoch may be having a bad time, having much to explain to the British parliament, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Cranks

Yes, there will soon be a Republican seeking that party’s nomination who is both a Mormon and fluent in Mandarin – and can probably handle himself in Cantonese in a pinch. That would be Jon Huntsman – the former governor … Continue reading

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Only Moderately Crazy

Sunshine, palm trees, surfers and movie stars – it seems odd that Los Angeles has an NHL hockey team. But we do – the Kings – and we have two teams if you count the one just down the road … Continue reading

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Living at Trump World Tower

Maybe it’s what America wants in a president – someone who is really irritating. And at this time, of all the Republicans who seem to want be that party’s nominee to face Obama, the polling seems to indicate Donald Trump … Continue reading

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