Archives
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Viewing Monthly Archives: November 2013
29

Thanks to Senator Bob Rucho for serving up a heaping holiday helping of hilarity: “JFK could have been the founder and leader of the Tea Party.”   Let’s let JFK answer himself. In the 1960 campaign, he said: “I have

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

27

It wasn’t exactly subtle the other morning when the newspaper ran two stories side by side: One about a single mother who works all day and then works three additional jobs nights and weekends to make ends meet – and a second

Posted in: General, Issues, Raleigh
Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

27

It’s the best holiday of all. It’s food, family, friends and football. It’s an all-too-brief pause before the mindless consumerism, stressed-out shopping and forced cheer of Christmas.   Only Americans could come up with Thanksgiving. Like July 4th, it’s all

Posted in: General
Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

26

As if I didn’t get enough JFK last week, I’m reading a new book about how Kennedy, in his last months, was growing into and getting better at the roles of President, politician and persuader-in-chief.   If only President Obama

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

25

There he goes again: “We didn’t shorten early voting, we compacted the calendar.” Now, that’s positively Orwellian. And it’s the latest in a long string of eye-catching – and embarrassing – statements by Governor McCrory.   Two weeks ago, John

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

22

Farmers are saying they’ve tried and tried but there’s no way on earth they can hire enough workers to pick the apples and cucumbers and sweet potatoes germinating in the fields so Congress had better get in gear and pass

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

21

The train wreck hit so unexpectedly and with such force that, after standing his ground through the opening chaos, the President retreated which turned out to be like pouring gas on the fire – the partisan bickering soared. And Obama’s

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

21

Those of us who remember November 22, 1963, must be a mystery to those of you who don’t. Why do we watch the same clips over and over? Why does it still affect us 50 years later?   To start

Posted in: General
Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

20

The other night Gary and I were invited to dinner with a dozen learned scholars who for some unfathomable reason were curious to hear us trace the roots of the demise of modern politics.   And, of course, it was

Posted in: General, Issues
Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

20

How often does some well-meaning soul say, “Democrats and Republicans should put aside their differences and just do what’s right for the country.”   That sounds perfectly reasonable. But it’s perfectly unrealistic. The differences are over what’s right for the

Actions: E-mail | Permalink | RSS comment feed |

Page 1 of 4123...Last »
Copyright (c) Talking About Politics   :   Terms Of Use   :   Privacy Statement