Category Archives: Politics

Us vs. US Politics

Television talking heads are prone to impart a strange standard for Joe and Jane Public to use when weighing the virtues of presidential candidates: the “who would you like to have a beer with?” question. Heck, I don’t know. I … Continue reading

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Another Romney of Memory

Sports By JIM CAHILLANE Thursday, May 3, 2012 WILLIAMSBURG – A recent New Yorker article made a good point about American culture – that memory reasserts itself every so many years. “The prime site of nostalgia is always whatever happened, … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND POLITICAL CANDIDATES

WILLIAMSBURG – No one makes you run for political office. A rich person might promise to back your candidacy, but only the candidate chooses to run. Whatever happens after they enter the race belongs to the candidates themselves. The painful … Continue reading

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NO SUGARPLUMS FOR SCROOGES

By JIM CAHILLANE Saturday, December 24, 2011WILLIAMSBURG – I don’t know why, exactly, but in England Santa Claus is Father Christmas, and Merry Christmas is always, “Happy Christmas.” Nearer home, liberals use the politically correct, “Happy Holidays,” which drives Fox … Continue reading

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Not Just Laughing Matters

The tea party folks are boiling mad, which as it turns out is the right way to make proper tea but is one lousy recipe for governing. I suspect their rant translates into “Where did all these people of color come from?” Continue reading

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Government by the Informed

Whether you grew up in the Pioneer Valley, like I did, or arrived more recently your view of the world is likely to be skewed. By and large our fellow citizens are a caring lot who do for others year … Continue reading

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Recalling a Political Junkie’s First Fix

Exactly 50 years ago, I became involved in presidential politics. Massachusetts Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a handsome war hero from a wealthy Catholic family, was boldly seeking the Democratic nomination. I say boldly because he was only 43 years old … Continue reading

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ONE AMERICAN’S MEMORIES OF GWR SPORTS GROUND

The recent Advertiser story (200 homes planned for sports ground 27 July) took me back to 1953 when as a twenty-year-old Airman 1st class stationed at nearby RAF Fairford I started dating a Swindon girl who lived off Shrivenham Road. … Continue reading

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Faith in a Resilient Obama

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Disclaimer: I have never questioned the American citizenship of Barack Obama. If this admission makes you think that I’m a relatively sane person, good for you. My latest nonfiction read was “Renegade” by Newsweek writer Richard … Continue reading

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WHAT A REAL PRESIDENT CAN DO

Taking an afternoon break from a writing project I switched on my television to discover President Barak Obama leading a seminar among Democratic and Republican Congressmen, Senators, Chamber of Commerce officials and other concerned experts at a White House meeting. … Continue reading

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