Posts Tagged: Republicans

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 6): “To Elsie”

By

Now the battle is joined. I will prosecute my part of it as a writer till the last dog dies... ...more

Choosing Stories: On Partisanship, the Media, & American Ideology in 2016

By

What kind of change do I want, and what does fighting for it look like, today? ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Tiny Bubbles

By

A bubble is a sphere of privilege, but it also provides the safety to mix up more soapy water and to blow new bubbles to protect what we hold dear. ...more

The Man with the Biggest Mouth

By

“The guys with the biggest mouths are always the most fragile.”
–Donald Trump, at a rally in New Orleans, March 4th 2016

Leaving the airplane hangar, thousands of Trump 2016 signs sandwiched under the arms of red, white, and blue t-shirts and American flag windbreakers, I find myself unlucky enough to be walking behind a trio of white, middle-aged men back to the distant parking lot.

...more

Wet with the Tears of a Pedant

By

Nearly every page of this book is wet with the tears of a pedant.

Nostalgic for the wordplay of the Republican primary debate? Barton Swaim has got you covered in his memoir detailing the three years he spent as a speechwriter for Mark Sanford, who absconded from his life as governor of South Carolina to visit his mistress in Argentina–but not before he mixed metaphors, made up grammatical rules, and invented verbs.

...more