Archive for November, 2012

Tough love: Sometimes you just have to stand aside and let them fail

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Thirty-some years ago, that branch of the Republican party which preaches free enterprise and a smaller, less intrusive government (I say “preach” — practice is a different thing) entered into a marriage of convenience with the Christian Right. In exchange for the evangelical Christians delivering large numbers of voters, particularly in the Midwest and South, […]

He wasn’t supposed to leave Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty to die

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

It’s Benghazi, stupid. Who elected Barack Obama president, four years ago? A mass of enthusiastic if somewhat naive young black people — many of them first-time voters — and curiously enough a lot of older white voters, among them my Mom, bless her. These two apparently disparate groups shared a high level of excitement over […]