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The Rise and the Fall of the Grand Old Party

“There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution.” – John Adams, writing to Jonathan Jackson, October […]

American Political Identities: an Historical Brief

“Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796 Let’s indulge a narrative chronology, a preamble to a prospective inquiry respecting the rise and the fall of the GOP: a […]

Apologies for the Delay…

“Come, said my soul Such verses for my Body let us write.” – Walt Whitman My apologies for the long delay since my last loquacious discourse. I haven’t written a socio-political essay since just before the January 6th Insurrection. The ugly political landscape of the past several months has been distressing. Socially distressing in the […]

Enemies of the State

“Be not so hot; the dukeDare no more stretch this finger of mine than heDare rack his own; his subject am I not,Nor here provincial. My business in this stateMade me a looker-on here in Vienna,Where I have seen corruption boil and bubbleTill it o’errun the stew: laws for all faults,But faults so countenanc’d that […]


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