Archive for November 2012

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Monopoly

Harper’s has an interesting history of the game “Monopoly.” If the story is correct, it indicates an interesting form/content relationship inasmuch as the owners (who collect the fees) had nothing, or little, to do with th...

The View from Your Front Porch

The View from My Front Porch, or Why We Bought the Farm               by Andrea Kirk Assaf Remus, Michigan. The view from my gray fieldstone front porch on this mid-November Sunday afternoon is bleak, bleak, bleak. Brown fields stretch out ...

After Romney: Republican Soul-Searching

These remarks were delivered before the Notre Dame College Republicans at a panel devoted to discussing the future of the Republican Party.  As an independent, I am not especially interested in the fortunes of either party. I am interested ...

A Post-Election Symposium

The following is a series of reflections and ruminations on Decision 2012, courtesy of FPR writers-at-large.  Winnebago County, IL. Following Standard Operating Procedures, Republican bosses in Washington [and their lackeys in the conservat...

Standing Athwart History Crying, “Me Too!”

The GOP strategists once again react to getting clobbered by calling for an embrace of their (alleged) opponents’ policies.  After all, if only Romney could’ve distanced himself from pro-life fanatics and gun nuts he’d sti...

Science and Elections

There are any number of explanations for Tuesday’s outcomes. My own sense is that the Republicans simply can’t put together a national majority and won’t be able to any time soon. But another possibility is getting floated...