Category Archives: Elections

Book Review: “Destiny and Power”

It’s a fine blessing to devour the engaging work of a seasoned historian, and Jon Meacham qualifies handsomely. This biography of President George H. W. Bush makes you wistful for the days when tough but realistic men and women sat … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “Becoming”

People who loathe President Obama and his wife Michelle will resentfully skip right past this soaring bestseller. And I get that; most of us don’t go out of our way to digest tell-all books from the other side. But in … Continue reading

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“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” It’s challenging to review a major book penned by someone who is plainly a clever and sometimes grasping opportunist. Omarosa Manigault Newman confesses to a deep admiration of Barack Obama. She … Continue reading

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You Can’t Vote!

  It’s troubling that some things in our nation seem not to change much. The Fourth Court of Appeals recently struck down a voter law in North Carolina, noting that the proposal cynically “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.” … Continue reading

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FB Screaming at My Best Friends

I reflect on the political swamp Facebook has become – and my own occasional culpability. It has just hit me: we are so often attacking our own friends. Calling people we love “stupid” and “traitor” because their background and life … Continue reading

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The Trump Tapes

This has been a brutal weekend for millions of Americans who love their country. We long for a political campaign robust but respectful, as two good-hearted citizens, leaders of their party, debate noble and complex ideas about the betterment of … Continue reading

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A Political Prayer

Here’s my prayer for calm and grace during this political season. This was originally posted in the spiritual resources website “Answers For Me,” and is certainly timely this time around with five weeks to go. Dear God: Lord, please help … Continue reading

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Do They Really Want It?

The reality that many voters can’t seem to abide either candidate this year reminds me of this cute Buchwald column from the 1976 race. Old-timers like me will recall that Agricultural Secretary Earl Butz offended most of America with a … Continue reading

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How Hubert Was Chosen

Here’s a cute article about picking a Vice President. The inside political joke is that Bobby Kennedy was absolutely DYING to be picked as VP. (And Buchwald has a great time teasing LBJ about his Texas accent.) Little by little … Continue reading

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The Turncoat

Here’s this Sunday’s Buchwald humor column about the 1964 election race. I will say that it is a sober thing when a family member defects and considers voting for the wrong candidate. I am addressing here select members in the … Continue reading

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