Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Assorted Bombs

Americans keep their politics simple. The Democrats are the Mommy Party. The Republicans are the Daddy Party. Democrats want everyone to get along, even if that’s often clearly impossible. Republicans want everyone to comply – the rules are the rules. … Continue reading

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Knowingly Empowering Cruelty

The Republicans have regained the White House, but they’re still trying to figure out if Donald Trump is a Republican. Sure, he hates regulations and has a plan to cut taxes on the few wealthiest Americans to next to nothing, … Continue reading

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The Party of Celebrity

Once again it’s time to explain, again, that the masthead photo at the top of the page, which has been up there since early March 2007, is not just a sunset, it’s a political sunset. This is sunset on June … Continue reading

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The Family Trust

The banner photo at the top of the page – looking northwest from Mulholland Drive at sunset on the day of Ronald Reagan’s funeral, taking place far off in the distance – June, 2004 – has been there for the … Continue reading

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Knowing a Few Things

It’s better to know things than not know things. That’s why parents want the children to get a good education, even if there will always be some dispute about what a “good” education is – and a lot of dispute … Continue reading

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The New Red Scare

We had our first Red Scare in 1918 and that lasted about two years. The Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 had freaked us out. That might happen here, and if it did, so much for Church and home and marriage … Continue reading

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The Kansas Way

Never trust cultural critics, those who look at the sweep of history, and at the moment, and tell us all where this is all heading. The struggle of our times, after Hitler and Tojo were gone, was the epic battle … Continue reading

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