Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

On impeachment: should pragmatism Trump principle?

The thought of impeaching Donald J. Trump is enticing, especially because my preferred approach, drawing and quartering, became illegal in the mid 19th century. Despite the allure of impeachment  and despite its having been a pledge on which some new … Continue reading

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Hillary: a moving milestone

It took more than two centuries for the United States to have its first woman representing a major party as its presumptive presidential nominee. Last night, when it happened, when history was made, it was deeply affecting. To Hillary Clinton’s many … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich made me weep

Back in the 1990’s,  new House Speaker Newt Gingrich made me furious with his Contract with America, which critics dubbed the Contract on America.  It was an era of slash-and-burn, anti-government GOP ascendancy, when in 1995 the Republican Party took over the House … Continue reading

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Big money mocks one person, one vote

That whoosh you hear is the sound of money, gobs of it, flying from wellheeled donors to political candidates and “independent” committees on behalf of candidates.  The roar is increasingly deafening especially when the money is coming from corporations and … Continue reading

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Romney applies himself…..again

If the four GOP candidates were running for legislator-in-chief, Rick Santorum would have won last night’s debate. But they are not, and, coming off three caucus and one primary victories plus a surge in the polls, former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum … Continue reading

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"God of Carnage" gets at dirty little secrets

The Huntington Theatre’s God of Carnage is a hilarious deconstruction of sophisticated social interaction and marital relationships. Two urbane and successful New York couples get together in the wake of a playground incident in which one couple’s son has hit … Continue reading

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Can S.C. trash talk stop Romney’s big mo?

By the numbers, Mitt Romney can’t have the GOP Presidential nomination wrapped up until late April. By then he could have aggregated enough of the 1144 delegates needed to win next summer’s convention to take off some time and go … Continue reading

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