Category Archives: Candidates

Robert Reich Visits the Red States

Robert Reich, a progressive who served in Bill Clinton’s cabinet, went on a tour of the red states.  Here is what he found: “But something odd happened. It turned out that many of the conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers I … Continue reading

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Yeast for the Dough

At church this morning, the pastor commented on Jesus’ Parable of the Yeast in Matthew 13:33, in light of the recent shooting.  The NIV’s rendition of the Parable states: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders at Liberty University, and Its Response Was Not Entirely Negative!

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Would Biden Be a Formidable Candidate?

Would Joe Biden be a formidable Presidential candidate?  I have read more than one article that answers “no.”  These articles note that Biden ran for President in 1988 and 2008, and he did not do very well. There are a … Continue reading

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John Kasich on ABC This Week: He’s Like the Huckabee I Loved in 2008!

This morning, Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich was on ABC This Week.  He was on shortly after Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who was defending Kim Davis.  Here is the interaction between George Stephanopoulos and Kasich on Kim Davis (see … Continue reading

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Leaning Towards Darth Hillary?

I haven’t written a whole lot about the 2016 Presidential election.  This is unlike me, since I wrote a lot about the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections when they were going on. In this post, I would like to talk … Continue reading

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Bullies (an Episode of The Newsroom)

I’ve been watching the first season of The Newsroom.  It is on HBO, and it was created and is largely written by Aaron Sorkin, who gave us The West Wing.  The Newsroom is about a news program, which is anchored … Continue reading

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Non-Partisanship, Military Stimulus, and Kennedy’s Religion

I have three items for my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s biography of six-time Socialist candidate for President, Norman Thomas.  The biography is entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist. 1.  Swanberg narrates that Thomas’ newspaper column eventually came to lose … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1

I started Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962.  This is the first volume of Ambrose’s trilogy about Richard Nixon.  I have two items for today’s post. 1.  Richard Nixon’s father, Frank, was quite opinionated.  In my first … Continue reading

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Take It Back 8: The Media

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala talk about media bias. They dispute that the media have a liberal bias, for they note that the media … Continue reading

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