Tag Archives: Republicans and the Hispanic Vote

The Story of Us

Politicians hedge their bets. The idea is to appear bold, but not reckless. Say that you’re worried about Muslims, who are American citizens living in Minneapolis and Denver and all over, becoming radicalized and doing awful things, but don’t call … Continue reading

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Out to Prove Something

Maybe Vince Lombardi said it, or maybe he didn’t, but many a coach has repeated it to fire up his team. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. The general idea is that accepting defeat gracefully, … Continue reading

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Nothing Doing

News stories stall. Everyone has had their say about Obama announcing we’d send a few arms to the Syrian rebels, even if what we’ll send and when we’ll send it is unclear, and to whom, as is what we hope … Continue reading

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Assessing Toxicity

It’s a free country. You can express any political position you’d like, within certain limits. You cannot call for the violent overthrow of the government, or maybe you can. When Sharron Angle was running against Harry Reid out in Nevada … Continue reading

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The Logic of Loosening Up a Bit

Okay, this is an odd place. Down on the corner there’s a small mall, where Schwab’s Drug Store used to stand, where Lana Turner wasn’t really discovered. But something else did happen there. In early 1939 Harold Arlen slowed his … Continue reading

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Beyond the Etch-a-Sketch

When Barry Goldwater ran for president in 1964 he ran a bold campaign, saying he was offering America “a choice, not an echo” – he wouldn’t try to be all things to all people, trying to please this voting block … Continue reading

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Simply Changing the Game

So, President Obama, backed into a corner by a sluggish economy and what many saw as a gaffe – saying that the private sector, compared to the public sector, was doing just fine – found himself delivering a major speech … Continue reading

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