Author: Tod Kelly
In which I announce the handing over of the reins of Ordinary Times to Burt Likko, give some well-deserved thank you-s, and reminisce over a shot (or two) of bourbon.
What happens when a major political party’s ideology and electoral aspirations take a back seat to making a quick buck?
The Republican Party is broken. Arguments to the contrary are some combinations of smoke, mirrors, and wishful thinking.
Seriously. Knock it off.
Be careful what you wish for; the GOP as a brand and little else; and why we should pass a law requiring John Kasich to be in all future debates.
Are the sum of our options truly limited to “happily profit off of others’ indentured servitude,” “forced imperialism,” and “leave them all to rot in poverty?”
Of course not.