Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Still Waiting

Let’s say you were in Paris on February 17, 1952 – and of course you weren’t (probably) – but let’s say you were there, quietly sipping cognac, alone, and listening to the radio. Ah, what’s this? Ah, an abridged version … Continue reading

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That Iowa Tribe

The past isn’t even past. Back in Pittsburgh, in the early sixties, those of us at North Hills High wanted our football team to beat the crap out of the guys from Penn Hills High – our arch rivals – … Continue reading

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Republican Orthodoxy

When a political party has been out of power for eight years it’s probably a good idea for those folks to figure out why that happened, and fix the problem. And it’s not a good idea to say that the … Continue reading

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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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