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August 18, 2017
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Why Republicans Aren’t Rebuking T****

Tweetophobia and its cousin, primariphobia, may be keeping some Republicans from openly criticizing the human dumpster-fire they helped put in the White House, but there are other, more practical causes for the selective mutism afflicting the GOP. As always, the first rule is to follow the money. Here are some […]
January 16, 2017
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How to Remove a President

Powerful people do not get there by being nice guys. Especially not in Washington. They achieve their positions kill by kill, and most of the time, they either eat or bury their prey. They usually value power above party or country, and they are masters of the political and legislative […]
December 22, 2016
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Open Letter to Steven Bittel & Alan Clendenin*

One of you is likely to be captain of the ship for Florida’s Democrats come January 14th, when 1000+ party poobahs gather in Orlando to decide our future, so it seems appropriate to offer some objective advice from an independent source with significant experience but no vested interest in the […]
November 15, 2016
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What Lies Ahead

To appropriate an aphorism from Woody Hayes, three things can happen with a Trumpian presidency, and all of them are bad. Which is to say that the 45th POTUS will either be an unmitigated disaster, grossly incompetent, or just not awful. He has no appreciation of what a democracy is, much […]
August 23, 2016

What do black Americans have to lose?

Dear Donnie – You are certainly entitled to an answer to the question you put recently to black Americans, i.e. “What the hell do you have to lose” by supporting you. But since you apparently sometimes forget that as the Republican nominee, you have an obligation to support your party’s […]
June 11, 2016

The Epiphany of Humility

There are exceptions to every rule, but virtually every candidate who ever runs for office at any level, arrives at a moment in the campaign when she/he realizes that the campaign is not about her/him, but about the people who support it, and those who need what it promises to […]
May 28, 2016

Shared Pain: Dems & The GOP

As different as they are in terms of philosophy, platform and principles, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party share several things in common right now. Both of them have been repudiated by a growing plurality of all voters, and a majority of Millennials. Both of them are considered to […]