Tag Archives: Republican Sabotage

Here’s the Deal

All eyes were on Indiana and Arkansas. Mike Huckabee thundered that gay-rights groups won’t stop until there are no churches left in America – he’s an excitable fellow. Tom Cotton, the young brand-new senator from Texas, told the gay folks … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Loyal Opposition

Americans grunt and snarl, but the Brits have a way with words. That’s not just Shakespeare and Dickens. In the early nineteen century, the grumpy party out of power at the time decided they were tired of being called losers … Continue reading

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Sidestepping Optimism

The eighteenth century, which gave us the concept that we really could figure out the world, all on our own, by careful observation and then thinking about what we saw and then more observation, and which also gave us the … Continue reading

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Systems Integration

The concept is pretty simple. We have a representative democracy – direct democracy is impossible with a population of over three hundred million and growing. Everyone can’t vote on every single thing, nor would they want to, so we elect … Continue reading

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Fat Old Men Chasing Ghosts

It’s just not funny anymore. Sometimes that’s hard to accept, and that’s certainly the case here in Hollywood, where the whole point is to make a lot of money – but Airplane II was not as funny as wildly successful … Continue reading

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Explaining the Indefensible

If memory serves, kids want to be adults because they have an odd concept of adulthood, as that glorious state of freedom where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. They’ll never hear those words again – Young man, … Continue reading

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Our Hollow Men

No one ever said that T. S. Eliot was a barrel of laughs. In 1915 he gave us The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock – all resignation and hopelessness. In 1922 it was The Waste Land – which was … Continue reading

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