Tag Archives: Romney’s Chances

Getting Used to Dismal

Far too many have noted that Americans are a narrow and insular people, with few holding passports and even fewer having used those passports to go anywhere in particular. That’s vaguely insulting, or is meant to be, but probably right … Continue reading

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Fighting the Flow of History

Okay, fine – it’s less than a week to the first presidential debate, and then two more will follow, along with a vice-presidential debate in there somewhere, and then we all vote, if we can, given all the new hoops … Continue reading

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Still Dead

No one really gets old in America – you’ve seen the Viagra commercials. They just get cool in a different sort of way, like Clint Eastwood or Betty White. They get all what-the-hell loose and, presumably, devastatingly honest about everything, … Continue reading

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The Best They Had Not Good Enough

In the news business they’re known as the Friday Night Follies. Say you’re a politician who has something that needs to be made public but will cause no end of trouble – you announce it late in the afternoon, Eastern … Continue reading

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Republican Pessimism

As Cubs fans know, all too well, you have to develop a coping mechanism. There’s always next year. There has to be, because the Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 103 years, a record – actually a record … Continue reading

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