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  • Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

    Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

    Sinking approval ratings show Republicans losing touch with the public by peddling simple-minded nostalgia for the past. A Pew Survey indicates 70% of “Conservative Republicans” agree that “compared with 50 years ago, life for people like me is worse.” That's ridiculous: in 1966, we endured rising, not falling crime, major…

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  • A Dark Time in America

    A Dark Time in America

    As of tonight, we may know if Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential candidate. And, barring unforeseeable events, it is certain that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Those are two reasons — of many, unfortunately — why, other than the first years of the Civil War, when…

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  • Brokering a convention, part VI

    Cleveland's Terminal Tower was still beaming off the display of red, white and blue Rock & Roll Convention of an elephant-opposite-a-guitar logo as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan seated themselves in the studios of Lake Effect Media on the 40th floor of Cleveland's…

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  • Keeping the Northeastern Primary in Perspective

    Keeping the Northeastern Primary in Perspective

    Tuesday should be a very good day for Donald Trump. Voters in Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania will take part in selecting 172 delegates to the Republican national convention. Trump is widely expected to win all five contests and win between 98 and 123 of the 172 delegates…

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  • Brokering a convention, part V

    When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latter was finishing a bowl of Skyline Chili 5-Way delivered to his suite at Quicken Loans Arena by an Ohio delegate who had wanted the Buckeye State governor to stay loose and relaxed. “Ted, Ted, come in. See what…

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  • Brokering a convention, part IV

    Donald Trump had shrewdly set up headquarters for his team in the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland's Tower City, smack in the heart of downtown. Reciprocity among casino owners was as advertised — legendary until it turned lethal — and Trump's excellent relationships throughout the gaming industry had opened all the…

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