Tag Archives: elections

Chris Christie: The revealing recklessness

By Ken Feltman I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. – Aneurin Bevan Some defenders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are whining that the media are making too big an … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela, one woman’s words, and the whole world’s dignity

by Ken Feltman An elderly black woman stood for hours in the hot sun and the long line, moving slowly, waiting to vote. A white man approached with a camera and crew. He was from a station that still supported … Continue reading

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“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”

By Ken Feltman “You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”   -Dorothy Parker   Years ago, I decided that if a telling comment was not from the Bible or Shakespeare, it must be from Dorothy Parker. Now, 45 years … Continue reading

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With friends like these …

By Ken Feltman Often, the best insight into a political figure’s weaknesses comes from his close supporters. The anxiety expressed by supporters of Mitt Romney reveals a weakness that Romney’s performance reinforces: Romney is slow to respond to questions, especially … Continue reading

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Romney and the media circus over Bain and tax returns

By Ken Feltman Years ago, I told a candidate who did not want to release his tax returns that, in that case, he should release them the next time there was another big political story dominating the news. He looked … Continue reading

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