Category Archives: Ronald Reagan

Prezident Kozyr’s diplomacy as reality-TV genre

By ann sunmers   Reality-TV rather than Realism … Nikolai Volkoff is known for teaming with The Iron Sheik, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event, and also with Boris Zukhov as The … Continue reading

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Trump’s new clothes … Larry Kudlow: “Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption.”

  “…Better than smoothly. Confidently. More than confidently. Transcendently” By ann summers If we ate the rich we’d soon become vegetarians … because Malthus.   Donald Trump’s government has not yet taken power, but its epitaph may have already been … Continue reading

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Twitter capitalism: a waterfall of cockroaches

By ann summers   Wall of zombies in World War Z (2013) … The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. … Continue reading

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BROKEN PROMISES: 100 Years of Republican Campaign Slogans

by Nona Blyth Cloud   The policies and sloganeering of the current Republican Party are only more extreme versions of party policies and slogans for nearly 100 years. They haven’t been “the party of Lincoln” for at least a century. What … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Donald as The Saint Ronald

By ann summers With revisionists spinning tehDonald as the rebirth of Lincoln or Reagan, so much will be made of the early, recent closeness of polling for Hillary versus tRump. And certainly Hillary is no Jimmy Carter, centrism notwithstanding. And even … Continue reading

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John Barron-Miller: Harbinger of a V for Vendetta Business Plot

Thomas Cole (1801–1848) Destruction from The Course of Empire. 1836 painting  39 ½ x 63 ½ in (100.33 x 161.29 cm) New-York Historical Society   By ann summers November 8, 2016 could signal the end of the Republic when the American … Continue reading

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Hillary must resist the temptation to Triangulate

By ann summers More surprising is that there is a literature going back to 2010 urging that the Democratic party move past the linear model of political triangulation as a strategic messaging option. There are serious reasons why Hillary’s triangulating her … Continue reading

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From Ronald to The Donald: “There are Two Donald Trumps” like there are (at least) Two Amerikas

By ann summers We’ve moved from figures of speech to violent acts of speech on bodily figures; the history of the GOP and its Southern Strategy is now manifest in its ur-candidate, the WWE The People’s Bro-maniac tRump. As Ben Carson of … Continue reading

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virtue signalling Trumpites don’t care if politics, like pro wrestling, is sport or entertainment

By ann summers Do voters subscribe easily to Personality Cults? And can one base entire political candidacies on them as signalling and identify them by their discourse? Are they examples of pro-/con- discourse games as the Democratic candidates spar towards Philly and opportunistic mischief-makers … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for June 8, 2015: The De-evolution of the Republican Party

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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