Reality Check: The Gary Johnson Factor

Libertarian Candidate’s Mighty Wrench

Full disclosure: I voted for Gary Johnson, 2016 libertarian presidential candidate, in 2012, and I will likely do it again. This is not stirring news for those familiar with this space, as stated before, since 1980, my first year of voting at 18, I have only …

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Reality Check: Madam Shoo-in: Daily Crisis

Hillary Clinton On Defense

It was pretty much expected, even by his supporters, that Donald Trump would have little to no idea what he was doing on a campaign trail—having never considered such a thing until mid-summer of 2015. This has been on glaring display now for months. Hillary Clinton …

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Reality Check: Isis—The End Is Nigh

Out Of Money, Losing Ground And Soon Mosul

What appeared as a rather aggressive prediction in this space sometime this past winter is now all-but a reality. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will soon have to remove Iraq from its fancy acronym by Christmas. Renewed Iraqi Forces backed …

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Reality Check: The Last Gasp For Citizen Trump

The Lunatic Fringe Just Got A Whole Lot Loonier

There are few people remaining with any idea of what is happening in the real world which operate under the delusion that Donald Trump is not doomed, and he just grabbed two of them. The most entrenched political zealots Trump could …

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Reality Check: New Yawk, New Yawk

All Empire State Presidential Election & Its National Referendum

 

Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.

–Woody Allen as Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

 

For only …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

James,

It is hard to believe that Hillary Clinton is still fending off a 74-year-old socialist senator from one of the smallest states in the union. (WHY BERNIE SANDERS MATTERS—Issue: 6/1/16) This is why Bernie Sanders matters—he’s still here! And I fear he is not going anywhere before, during or …

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Reality Check: Democratic National Convention 2016

REVENGE OF THE POLITICIANS

The System Punches Back “Old School” In Philadelphia

In 1988, with his party facing long odds in keeping the White House for a dozen years, outgoing President Ronald Reagan told his party’s convention that there was no need for change. “We are the change,” he boldly …

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Views From The Road – The Adam Duritz Interview: Counting Crows Frontman Reveals The Band’s Unique Performing Secrets, His Love Of Creative Spontaneity, And Remembers David Bowie And Prince

Over the past eight years now Adam Duritz and I have spent some quality time just talking; much of it has ended up in this paper. Each time Counting Crows comes into town, which is quite a bit, we chat. And each time it is engaging, informative, intimate, and analytical. …

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Reality Check: Republican National Convention 2016

THE TRUMP SHOW

Plagiarism, Insurrection And High Theater In Cleveland

The most dramatic, chaotic, and in every possible way historic national party convention of my lifetime has ended, and with it what you know of the Republican Party.

Citizen Donald J. Trump accepted the nomination to run for the most …

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Reality Check: Hypocrites & Sore Losers On Parade

Republican Lifers Turn Their Backs On Republicans

 

Mr. Trump must unify the GOP. This means forgoing attacks on fellow Republicans, acting gracious toward party leaders who skipped the convention, and making the gathering about more than simply himself. He should emphasize the party’s values and the success of down-ballot candidates.

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