Tag Archives: Utah

The Exorcism

The big story of last week was the removal of Ted Cruz from any semblance of contention for the Republican nomination and the reaction of his fellow Republicans.  The Senate of which Cruz is a member is one of the … 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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Grab A Beer; You Need It

Today is Dyngus Day in Poland, the birthplace of three of my grandparents, where it is a national holiday.  Festive celebrations will abound in my native Buffalo, New York for the same reason.  In the spirit of things instead of … Continue reading

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Lesser Of GOP Evils

This is getting to be a common theme in some of my and other people’s writing: the Republican Party is paying the price for its past sins.  Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than in the 2016 GOP presidential race.  … 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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Blind “Leadership”

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris are still dominating the international news and, barring a major development, I expect they will for at least the rest of the week.  I will grant everyone that they were a big deal; my problem … Continue reading

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Opportunity From Chaos

It’s never a good idea to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and that was especially true for me yesterday afternoon!  My BlackBerry buzzed with and a very few minutes later NPR echoed the breaking news that … Continue reading

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Bad Government Is Hazardous To Your Health

Driven by their extreme right, many things the Republican Party does are seriously detrimental to America.  Their latest obsession is to defund Planned Parenthood in an effort to terminate its existence.  The simple bottom line is that would be bad … Continue reading

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Hate Money

Sunday night The Guardian published a story that illustrated another of the evils of money in American politics.  This wasn’t a case of big money; it was a case of hate money. 

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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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