Tag Archives: Republicans and Hispanics

Take Care

Donald Trump opened his campaign for the Republican nomination by saying that Mexicans were pouring across our border and they were awful people – drug dealers and rapists and murderers. The Mexican government was laughing at us, sending us the … Continue reading

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No Forced Collisions

Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – this will be the fifty-eighth time we’ve done this – and on Monday, November 2, 2015, there was this: Newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he’s willing to work … Continue reading

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Forced Clarity

It’s the Summer of Trump and the Republican Party, what’s left of it, seems to have no idea for dealing with the phenomenon that is The Donald. He’s running as one of them, but on his own dime – he’s … Continue reading

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The Search for the Useful Scapegoat

Who lost China? That was the big and rather stupid question in 1949 – the year the Communist Party took over mainland China from the Nationalists. The loss of China to communism had to be someone’s fault, and it had … Continue reading

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The Third Bush

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in … Continue reading

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