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Do You Believe In Magic?

Yes, I stole the title of today’s article from the 1965 Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit of the same name.  That is also where the resemblance ceases.  John Sebastian wrote the song about young love; I’m talking about willfully ignoring past performance.  … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Chuck Grassley

For those who doubt the Republican Party has ceased to be the center-right Party and has become the extreme right Party I offer Iowa Senior Senator Chuck Grassley as exhibit A.  For years Grassley has enjoyed the reputation of being … Continue reading

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What We Know Of What Happened

The final results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses are not in as I start to write this, but we know much more about how 2016 will go than we did 24 hours ago and that is what matters.  Let’s explore … Continue reading

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What Have We Done?

In the aftermath of losing the 2008 elections the Republicans felt they were a Party about to disintegrate.  In a desperate act of self-preservation they stoked the fires of racism and bigotry to give life to the Tea Party movement.  … Continue reading

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Who Remains?

It seems like the 2016 presidential campaign has been going on forever.  In reality the first vote won’t be cast until we turn one more page on the calendar.  To put the race into basketball terms, the players are finished … Continue reading

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Questions For Lunch

A little over a week ago I had lunch with a Republican friend of mine who asked me just how serious I thought Donald Trump was about winning the presidency.  My reaction was a smile and my reply was that … Continue reading

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Looking Back And Ahead

Extremely early Wednesday morning I hit the schedule button on my website to post my article reviewing Tuesday night’s GOP debate which had concluded just over an hour earlier.  I almost immediate hit the sack for a few hours’ sleep … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned By Accident

Watching the 2012 Republican debates one of the most striking things was just how rude the participants were to the moderators.  The classic was Newt Gingrich in South Carolina.  Thus far the 2016 wannabes have proven to be just as … Continue reading

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Eight Is Still Too Many

Well the field is set for the Republicans’ fourth Presidential debate of the 2016 cycle on Tuesday and it is still long on quantity and almost devoid of quality.  Eight candidates are slated to take the stage for the main … Continue reading

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Spin, Evade, Win?

When I write an op-ed following a debate I watch the event, turn off the television, take a few minutes to collect my thoughts (often while walking the dog) and then proceed to write.  I do not listen to others … Continue reading

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