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Things Don’t Change

Things Don’t Change

Please enjoy, if you can call how depressingly unchanged the world is, this Josh Ruffin column from 2012.   In 1967, literary critic Al Alvarez interviewed maniac poet and Received Pronunciation enthusiast John Berryman in Dublin, during the latter’s Guggenheim-funded sabbatical there. Berryman was, incidentally, using the time to write the “His Toy, His Dream, […]

Orlando

Orlando

It has taken a depressingly, predictably short time for the Orlando shooting to devolve into a petty political squabble that is equal part semantics and pissing contest involving three of the four most currently prominent political figures. Not long after responding to the tragedy by way of self-congratulations, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump blasted […]

Change

Change

I wrote a while back, as did may other bloggers and journalists looking for click bait or an easy assignment, about how, if the GOP held out any hope of maintaining, let alone expanding, their influence after the 2016 election, it was imperative that they regroup and evolve. No mere rebranding is going to suffice. […]