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Dec. 9, 2016: a historical perspective on the election, one month later

October 14, 2016 by  
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  Following his landslide loss in the election, Trump threatened to take his self-declared “movement” to the streets—a threat taken in earnest by his die-hard supporters, who warned of “revolution” and “civil war” were he to go down to defeat. Which, of course, he did. Hillary Clinton garnered 391 electoral votes to Trump’s 147, and […]

Evangelical women could hold the key to electing Hillary

October 13, 2016 by  
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  An evangelical preacher and a conservative billionaire walk into a bar… It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but there’s no punch line, really, just a sort of nostril-pinching stench to the whole affair. The preacher would be Dr. James Dobson, founder of “Focus on the Family,” who said that gay marriage signals […]

Women love Hillary, but what’s up with men?

October 12, 2016 by  
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  Women are preferring Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by huge, unprecedented margins, while men prefer Trump, although by margins far less, according to data collected by fivethirtyeight.com. POLL WOMEN MEN CBS News Clinton +18 Trump +11 CNN Clinton +14 Trump +4 Fairleigh Dickinson Clinton +24 Trump +7 Fox News Clinton +10 Trump +7 Google […]

Two Petite Sirahs from Retro Cellars

October 11, 2016 by  
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  Retro Cellars is a good winery and they make good Petite Sirah, with both a Napa Valley and a Howell Mountain appellation. I always gave them pretty high scores: generally low 90s, and always with a Cellar Selection recommendation. Petite Sirah is, of course, a very particular wine; you have to be in the […]

For the Republican Party find its way back, it has to get rid of evangelicals

October 10, 2016 by  
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  Political parties in America are remarkably hardy. They have proven themselves to be adaptable to the most far-ranging circumstances. The Republican Party has gone through many crises since its founding (in 1854). It has enjoyed periods of near-monopolistic control (1860-1912) and periods when it seemed like an endangered species (1932-1952). The party has swung […]

Repubs show classic Freudian avoidance behavior, try to distract from Hillary’s surge

October 7, 2016 by  
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  In Freudian psychoanalysis, there’s a defense mechanism, called reaction formation, “in which emotions and impulses which are anxiety-producing or perceived to be unacceptable are mastered by exaggeration (hypertrophy) of the directly opposing tendency.” (Wikipedia) One example of reaction formation is Stockholm Syndrome: when a hostage develops intense, positive feelings for his or her captor/s. […]

Repubs show classic Freudian avoidance behavior, try to distract from Hillary’s surge

October 7, 2016 by  
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  In Freudian psychoanalysis, there’s a defense mechanism, called reaction formation, “in which emotions and impulses which are anxiety-producing or perceived to be unacceptable are mastered by exaggeration (hypertrophy) of the directly opposing tendency.” (Wikipedia) One example of reaction formation is Stockholm Syndrome: when a hostage develops intense, positive feelings for his or her captor/s. […]

Dear Mike Pence: Take your Christian homophobia and shove it!

October 6, 2016 by  
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  This is what Pence said in the early 1990s: “Homosexuals are not as a group able bodied. They are known to carry extremely high rates of disease brought on because of the nature of their sexual practices and the promiscuity which is a hallmark of their lifestyle.” And this is what he said as […]

Use the word “killary”? Face it, you’re really sick

October 5, 2016 by  
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  As my readers know, I’m hardly a fan of the Wall Street Journal. I read it to see what the other side is saying—usually lies and smears against Democrats. But every once in a while, they surprise me. For example, the other day, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a rightwing columnist, came out firmly against Trump and […]

Use the word “killary”? Face it, you’re really sick

October 5, 2016 by  
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  As my readers know, I’m hardly a fan of the Wall Street Journal. I read it to see what the other side is saying—usually lies and smears against Democrats. But every once in a while, they surprise me. For example, the other day, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a rightwing columnist, came out firmly against Trump and […]

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