Category Archives: Election 2016

Let’s Look at It as Presidents in Mirror-Opposite Conversation

Putting aside the Democrats’ reassessment — or the irony that it’s not the GOP that has to open its tent — and putting aside that we’re no longer a polarized nation . . . and that a realignment of sorts … Continue reading

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MEDIA, MATTERS: WHY NOT TAKE CONTEXT (ATTENDANCE), PLEASE

Politics is all theater. Aristotle could have told me that had I not been ignorant about his writings in high school, when I had the good fortune (I thought back then) of interviewing Ronald Reagan, who was running for president. … Continue reading

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Gun-Toting Rivals + Is HC a Feminist but Not an Intersectionalist? Or is HC Not Really Human?

Take a look at Renee Ellmers’s opposition. Kay Ryon Daly is running against the Honorable Renee Ellmers in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district. Not only is she pro-gun (obviously, and undoubtedly not an issue that divides their two candidacies), but … Continue reading

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The Donald

Look who is leading the huddle? No need to read this piece in the NYT by Patrick Healy and Jeremy W. Peters about “the Donald’s” refusal to say we (women) are not “fat pigs.” HC could not have anticipated this, … Continue reading

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Obama and Marc Maron, WTF???

Listen hard.  There is more than one controversial word in this interview with one of my favorite comedians (they’re all political, so no point in pointing that out).  And it’s not just what the NYT published this morning about Obama using … Continue reading

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Towards Truly Representational Democracy

by Professor Ruth O’Brien & Frederic D. O’Brien* (a.k.a. Fred Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor, National Review)  You can sure see the professor in President Barack Obama. Whatever will the GOP say now that Obama has momentarily dropped his penchant for … Continue reading

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Death by Triangulation – why HC should or should not declare her Democratic Candidacy

When a print publication’s most popular foreign-policy headline is “Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli warplanes” and the CPAC straw poll has Rand Paul winning and Scott Walker “surging,” while CPAC attendees would have “walked out on Jeb,” it would … Continue reading

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Death by Triangulation – why HC should or should not declare her Democratic Candidacy

by Professor Ruth O’Brien & Frederic D. O’Brien (a.k.a. Fred Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor, National Review)   When a print publication’s most popular foreign-policy headline is “Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli warplanes” and the CPAC straw poll has Rand … Continue reading Continue reading

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IS HILLARY CLINTON A NEO-BABYLONIAN VESSEL FOR THE NEOCONS?

  Hillary Clinton is a “vessel” for the neocons who want to reinvade Iraq under the term “liberal interventionism”? Are the neocons getting more Greek, Babylonian, or Roman?   The masculine overtones in this piece about a dueling, or not … Continue reading

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Outfoxing Bulls & Wolves Protecting Plutocrats

A decision this bad is good.  Why, you ask? First, it turns the Roberts Court into the enemy.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., with his 88 pages of huffing and puffing outside the Democrats’ cosmopolitan-coalition cottage, is a — … Continue reading

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