Tag Archives: Ron Paul

Another Political Curiosity

It’s odd to have been born in Pittsburgh and to have done graduate work at Duke University and to end up elsewhere, but life here in Hollywood, just off the Sunset Strip, is pleasant enough. And really, lots of people … Continue reading

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Nothing Super Here

It was Super Tuesday – the day the Republican madness was supposed to end. A whole bunch of state primaries would settle matters – the inevitable Mitt Romney would win big, or large, or at least somewhat decisively, somewhere, and … Continue reading

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In Ashes

Ash Wednesday – that’s the day after Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) down in New Orleans is over, as is the famous carnival (literally, farewell to the flesh) in Rio. Ash Wednesday is when you simply stop all that wild stuff … Continue reading

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One More Round

Sylvester Stallone is a strange man, and those six Rocky movies over thirty years are stranger still – and there may be another one on the way – because “artists must again and again go through the dark.” Why? And … Continue reading

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The Republican Puzzle

Sometimes it seems as if the Republicans are just trying to puzzle the rest of America – those of us who aren’t Republicans. Of course they would be quick to tell you those few among us who somehow and quite … Continue reading

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The Night of the Crank

Ah – finally, voting, not debating followed by ambiguous polling – the night of the Iowa caucuses. And the Republicans finally have to choose who they will run against Obama. Well, at least some of them will decide that – … Continue reading

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Odd Man Out

Okay, we weren’t supposed to think about Ron Paul – he’s always running for president and never gets anywhere at all. He’s now seventy-four and still at it. But those of us born in Pittsburgh should love him – he … Continue reading

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