Tag Archives: Republicans in Disarray

Reaching Maximum Dysfunction

It was a sad day here in Hollywood. Well, perhaps every day is a sad day in Hollywood, where whatever isn’t tacky is shabby, and bewildered tourists wander around wondering where the stars live. The stars live in Beverly Hills … Continue reading

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No Return from Exile

Sometimes there’s no coming back. Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812 and that didn’t end well, and then in 1813, Prussia and Russia joined forces to deal with him, and the Austrians then joined that Sixth Coalition. In October 1813, they … Continue reading

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The Odd Ducks

Mitt Romney was always sort of an odd duck. When he was governor of Massachusetts he created a form of universal healthcare there that subsidized people buying health insurance from existing for-profit corporations, and fined those who would have rather … Continue reading

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The Broccoli News

Some days are newsier than others, and that’s always a problem for the cable news channels, and the three networks still doing nightly half-hour news shows, which hardly anyone watches these days, and for news radio, which has to compress … Continue reading

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Merely Anarchy

Drat – after thirty-three years and all sorts of careers, there’s still no way to shake off the effects of having once been an English teacher. Strings of words and whole poems come to mind at the oddest times. It’s … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments

Snap judgments are usually wrong, which is why, when some big event happens, or anything unusual happens, politicians should hide. Some reporter is going to stick a camera in his or her face and ask him or her whether Cliven … Continue reading

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Peak Tea Party

Rick Santelli, that strange and distasteful little man who reports on the bond and currency markets from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on CNBC – America’s financial news channel, in spite of Rupert Murdock coming up with one … Continue reading

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