Tag: Republican Party

#NeverTrump camp delusional

My apologies. I rarely use the word ‘delusional’ or similar terms when referring to people. My parents forbade it. However, after Donald Trump’s five breathtaking victories on Tuesday, April 26, the #NeverTrump brigade are still saying they would prefer Hillary…

News from the Empire State

The New York primary is today, Tuesday, April 19. Fifteen years of my life involved friendships with New Yorkers as fellow students and later as work colleagues. I cannot think of a finer group of Americans. They’re honest, warm, witty…

Trump’s mad March

So many links, so little time! When I last posted, Donald Trump’s supporters were reeling from the outrageous protests at his Arizona rallies on Saturday, March 19. One man’s future nosedived when he punched and kicked a protester wearing the…

The GOP loves its failure theatre

America’s Republicans are frustrated with their party’s leadership. Since 2008, conservatives have been given John McCain and Mitt Romney, neither of whom was able to stand up to Obama. In 2008, McCain had excellent rally attendance in the months preceding…

Unpacking the Trump surge

Today Donald Trump continues to ride the crest of the GOP primary wave in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and remains at the top in Iowa. However, his campaigning style is far from the norm, even by American standards. It…

Natural-born

When I was in primary and secondary school in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively, one thing was made crystal clear in American History class time and time again. It is this: a natural-born citizen of the United States is the…