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The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

An overused stereotype in this year’s Presidential campaign is “elite media.” You hear it from right-wing Presidential candidates, tea party activists and a handful of posters on Capitol Hill Blue.…

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

A girlfriend gave me a copy of Kris Kristofferson‘s album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” in 1975. I was 27, newly divorced, playing the field and partying like…

This is America: Failure is not an option

This is America: Failure is not an option

A common mantra uttered by the four contenders for the Republican nomination for President — when they take a break from bashing each other — is that America won’t survive…

Santorum announces a war on obscenity. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong one

Santorum announces a war on obscenity.  Unfortunately, it’s the wrong one

Right-wing GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum upped the ante Sunday on his pledge to launch a war on obscenity if elected to the nation’s top political job. No, not a…

Newt Gingrich’s delusional view of himself and America

Newt Gingrich’s delusional view of himself and America

Fading Republican Presidential contender Newt Gingrich just can’t understand why the media, the voters and his GOP counterparts can’t “comprehend” his “big ideas” for America. With his fundraising drying up,…

Santorum wins Kansas but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Santorum wins Kansas  but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Rick Santorum captured the Kansas GOP presidential caucuses with ease Saturday, scoring 51 percent of the vote. The rest of the four-man field didn’t even come close:  Mitt Romney second…

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a child of privilege raised in the shielded confines of wealth far from the poverty and working class lifestyles of many Southerners — now…

The floggings shall continue until morale improves

The floggings shall continue until morale improves

  Last month, I put myself on a self-imposed sabbatical to recover from pneumonia and exhaustion.  My doctor felt that my habit  of working 70 or more hours a week…

If Americans really want change, why don’t they vote for it?

If Americans really want change, why don’t they vote for it?

For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that American voters really do want something different in their candidates. We hear the rationales all the time: Politics is too packaged, too…

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

As Super Tuesday approaches, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have regained momentum in his quest for the Republican Presidential nomination. In Ohio, the state that many political watchers…