Category Archives: U. S. Politics

On democracy as entertainment, plus serious things.

The Winning of the West and the Theft of Mt. Rushmore

How the Union army continued west after the Civil War. Reviews of "Lakota America" by Pekka Hamalainen and "West from Appomattox" by Heather Cox Richardson

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  By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY (C) (Photos (c) are by the author unless otherwise credited) Along T-shirt row in Deadwood, the gold-gulch town in South Dakota’s Black Hills, you can read silk-screened homages to bikers, gunfighters, gamblers, anti-immigrant soldiers (“If you are reading this in English, thank the U.S. military.”)  and the armed protection of […]

If It’s Halloween, This Must Be Moffat

Grass Roots Politics, Grama Grass Style

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The secretary of the interior, a congressman and a former governor go off the bus. If this is Haloween it must be in Moffat.

Hello? Is This Chile?

Forgetting Friedmanism

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The mine rescue resulting in national pride and universal acclaim for Chile was indeed “historic,” but not in the cable news context.

La Politica NM: Republicans Celebrate In The Shadow Of Arizona

What? No saguaros in New Mexico?

If Republicans are going to take advantage of Democratic disaffection, they will need to lure Hispanic voters. George W. Bush knew this. New Mexico Republicans know this. The problem is that damned Arizona.