Tag Archives: Republican Party

The Dialogue Between Left and Right

This democratic republic has thrived through the healthy debate between the Left and the Right. During the debate over the Constitution, the Federalists argued that a strong federal government was necessary for this country to thrive, while the anti-Federalists argued … Continue reading

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Remembering George H.W. Bush

Like everyone, George H.W. Bush is a complex mix of good and bad. I never liked most of his policies, but I always liked Bush as a person. My biggest beef against Bush was in allowing Lee Atwater run a … Continue reading

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Groupthink, Cults and the Republican Party

When it comes to political leaders, I’ll support them when I agree with them on an issue, oppose them when I disagree with them on an issue. I’m that way with a Democratic leader or a Republican leader. I don’t … Continue reading

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Groupthink and the Importance of Independent Thought

This has been a week choke full of news, with Senator Jeff Flake’s recent speech imploring Republicans to stand up to President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the growing polarization between conservative Americans and progressive … Continue reading

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Senator Jeff Flake and Frank Capra’s Vision of a Democratic America

When I watched Senator Jeff Flake’s speech a few days ago, it reminded me of Frank Capra’s movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Like Senator Flake, Frank Capra and his collaborators were worried about the threats to our democratic traditions … Continue reading

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Protecting Democratic Traditions and Returning to Collaboration and Compromise

One of the things that distresses me the most about today’s political climate is hyperpartisanship and the lack of respect for differences of opinion. This manifests itself in many ways. Both the Left and the Right have their partisans that … Continue reading

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Republican Criticisms of Donald Trump

I got a chance to watch bits and pieces of both the Democratic and the Republican Conventions these past two weeks. The Democratic Convention was better run, with better speeches and the speakers were a greater representation of the diverse … Continue reading

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