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Small World

A trio of events that occurred on three different continents this Sunday all caught my attention and I’d like to briefly explore them today.  They illustrated how interconnected our world is in the 21st century.

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The Fringe Met In The Middle

It’s the weekend between the NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in the year before a presidential election; you’re a Republican who wants to be considered important.  What are you to do?  Well Saturday was your lucky day because … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Mitt Romney

The last time a major American political party re-nominated a losing candidate in its next convention was in 1956 when the Democrats nominated Adlai E. Stevenson.  The Republican candidate was incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower who proved to be the prohibitive … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Jeb Bush

We have reached the final four.  I am covering them in alphabetical order since I think any of them could become the Republican nominee if the stars align themselves in a certain way.  On the other hand I don’t see … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: The Final Four

Perhaps it’s a case of not being able to see the forest for the trees, but I’ve always been much better at predicting the Republican presidential nominee than the Democratic one.  It just always seemed abundantly clear to me.  When … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Paul Ryan

Woody Allen said, “80% of life is showing up.”  The percentage varies depending on which source you accept, but the concept is what is important.  To put it in baseball terms, you can’t get a hit without first steeping in … Continue reading

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Get On With It

There are a lot of inevitabilities that came with the mid-term results.  The Republicans are claiming a mandate from the American people to do a lot of things that are really just the agenda of their Tea Party wing; funny … Continue reading

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Mid-December 2015?

A commenter to a weekly op-ed I write for a local newspaper actually questioned what I was going to write about when this election was over as if it would be difficult to find material.  Even with a daily column … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It, And I Hope You Did

In case you missed it, and I certainly did, the Values Voter Summit held its 2014 event in Washington D.C. this past Thursday through Saturday.  The highlight of this annual conclave of the radical religious right was its presidential straw … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

Many of you will be reading this with your Sunday morning coffee.  (I’m writing it with my Saturday morning tea.)  This Sunday’s talk shows will be dominated by people who claim to have solutions to the problems in the Middle … Continue reading

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