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The Real Reagan Legacy


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson I know it’s bad form to say anything negative about the dead, but I’m going to forget that while I draw a line from Ronald Reagan to today’s Republican party. Follow me and you’ll see how Reagan’s legacy is the permission assumed by present-era Republican officials and would-be officials to mangle […]

Delicious Satire


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Are you up for a delicious bite of satire?  Try this, from Slate. Field of Greens The dreaded broccoli uprising and other freaky GOP nightmares. by Dahlia Lithwick When the socialist revolution comes, the first shot will not come from filthy peasants bearing flaming torches or angry, poorly dressed workers demanding […]

Barack Obama as Charlie Brown


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson One of the recurring themes in “Peanuts,” Charles Schultz’s deliciously amusing cartoon, involved Lucy persuading Charlie Brown over and over again to kick a football she’d hold for him.  The hapless little boy would come at a run, give it his all, and at the last minute Lucy would pull the […]

What They Say / What They Mean


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Let it be known at the outset that here I will be talking about radical Republicans and their enablers and not everyone who is registered to vote or self-identified as a Republican. It’s easy to stick labels on people, especially when stress trumps nuance, as it does in these times. But […]

Really Trying


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson These days I’m finding it unusually hard to stay in touch with one of my core beliefs — that there is something sacred within every living creature. I always have that problem with mosquitoes and black flies — and ants, but only when they get into my kitchen. Outside, I admire […]


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