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THE NEW YORKER's "The Duel -- The Trump and Cruz campaigns embody opposite views of politics

and the future of the G.O.P."

There is Trump, the media-created populist. There is Cruz, the political insider going for hostile takeover. Two GOP visions.

When I read this, I realize how democracy is so much a struggle that people do want simply to be led by strong men. I'm not of that population, but they are legion.

Ideas brought forward here include how much Trump as a TV entertainer has entered into the political imaginations of his followers, so much so that he can do a call and response with his audiences, like "Who's gonna pay for the wall?" and the crowd yells back, "Mexico!" or "Schlonged!" That 'Trumpetts,' oblivious of political norms, are the politically alienated folks who are struggling to get by in an economy they no longer understand.

Then there is a section on the history of a party that used to be but is no longer in control of its nominating process. As I read I wondered, too, if that's happening within our Democratic Party.

The New Yorker has had, over the last two months, one full feature article on each candidate.

Perhaps this article gets a wide readership that's not part of the Trump imaginary. Living in this Big Country, it's my belief that we need a clearer map of our people these days than we do of our leaders.


Killer Mike: Bernie Sanders Is Our Guy

"...His record with African Americans is flawless, and the reason you don't know about it is cuz he don't have to go around preachin' and teachin' about it. Now's the time for us to research, to Google, to watch his speeches, check it out on YouTube, see what you think about him at home. You're going to be compelled to vote for this man.

And if your minister's not telling you to, that's not the church you need to be going to. If your lodge members' not telling you to, you need to leave that lodge.

That's it. That simple. This is our guy and he should be."

Why African Americans Are On FIRE For Bernie Sanders

America is about everybody in, nobody out. America is about be together, not the same.

Journey of The Sorcerer

I read in the Seventies one of the Eagles saying that they named themselves after the eagles in Lord of the Rings. I loved their western rock best in their "Desperado" album.

This is an instrumental along those lines from a later album I enjoyed during days of reading Carlos Castaņeda's The Teachings of Don Juan. Weird, I know. But the West was in my imaginary back then.

I am unable to scroll or otherwise click past page one of "My Posts." Please explain or help.

Is this a structural change on the site? Because I've used access to back page lists of my posts frequently in years past.

I'd appreciate knowing if it's DU or me.
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