June 18, 2020
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The Invisible March to Enlightenment

The fissure in the Republican Party dates back, at least, to the nomination of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for president in 1964. The last presidential election underscored just how broad that split has gotten, one that has been festering for...

What’s Up With the Suburbs and the GOP?

The 2018 U.S. midterm elections, in which Republicans lost 40 or so House seats, sent many Republican strategists reeling because of the erosion of suburban voters, especially college-educated white female voters. Republicans kept the Senate, but...

Politics and the Quicksand of Popular Culture

Hollywood actress Meryl Streep’s tirade against Donald Trump and Republicans in general at the January 2017 Golden Globe awards ceremony drew the ire of conservatives and got her the publicity she wanted as a progressive activist. This speech will...

For GOP, Christmas Comes Early

The stunning November 8 U.S. presidential election showed that the Democratic Party has a major demographic problem on their hands: white voters, especially evangelical and traditional Catholic voters. The white vote went overwhelmingly for Donald...

My Political Disgust

Call me a malcontent, if you wish, but I am disgusted with most politicians, their paid spokespeople, and the media that both cover them, in the journalistic sense, and provide cover for many of them, in the lickspittle sense. I am disgusted with...

Ted Cruz’s Missed Opportunity

Senator Ted Cruz is a born-again Christian and the son of an Evangelical pastor who exhorts his congregation to “tithe mightily” and to be “biblically correct.” The senator has ignored the first exhortation and missed a singular opportunity to...

Save the Country or Save Face?

How’s this for a movie plot? A terrorist has threatened to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York City. All the intelligence services in the country know who the terrorist is, and they also believe that he has a nuclear weapon at his disposal. However...

The GOP Nightmare

To date, the race for the Republican presidential nomination may be summarized as follows: Trump blustered and bullied, onstage and off. The debate moderators indulged him while the press gave his outbursts free publicity. As a result, Trump’s...