Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Insufficient Outrage

Bill Clinton was a goofball, and smart as a whip, and sleazy, and charming, and his presidency was of little consequence. The economy soared, but that wasn’t his doing – the dot-com bubble was what it was – and he … Continue reading

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Off and Running

Off and running… Off, and running… Commas matter. And Ted Cruz pulled the trigger: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced on Monday morning that he would run for president in 2016, becoming the first Republican candidate to declare himself officially … Continue reading

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The Next New Common

The day was not only the birthday of Victor Hugo (1802) and Buffalo Bill Cody (1846) and Jackie Gleason (1916) and Fats Domino (1928) and Johnny Cash (1932) – celebrate who you will – but on Friday, February 26, 1919, … Continue reading

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Republican Kisses

No, the Davey Crockett coonskin cap didn’t help. It was still Pittsburgh, and on July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened out here in Anaheim – the Happiest Place on Earth, and a theme park too, maybe the first one. Any eight-year-old … Continue reading

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Eventual Equilibrium

At the moment there’s a storm rolling into Southern California – heavy rain in the forecast, and high winds and possible small tornadoes – a rare event. But the word is that this massive storm will arrive at midnight and … Continue reading

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The Day Arrives

They told him not to do it, and then they told him again not to do it, and again and again, but like a dimwitted and confused teenager who sneers and defies his kindly and wise parents, he’s going to … Continue reading

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Sifting Through the Rubble

The midterm elections are over, except for a few races here and there where a very few trailing votes will have to settle things, but the Republicans retook the Senate and increased their majority in the House, to a level … Continue reading

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