Monthly Archives: April 2017

Trump Continues to Reject Responsibility

The best many of us could hoping for was that the responsibilities of his office might jar Trump loose from his childishness and spur him to grow up. So long as he refuses to hold himself accountable for his own … Continue reading

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Then Everyone Arrived. . .

Someone tried organizing what sounds to me like a modern Woodstock on an island in the Bahamas. It was a total disaster, with preparations far, far inadequate. I love the explanation one of the leaders gave: “We thought we were … Continue reading

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A Culture in Transition

Here are the opening paragraphs of a book written by a thoughtful American philosopher and cultural observer. I won’t give you his name or the date of the book. Your job as you read these words is to guess when … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn at Harvard – part 2

In my last posting, I simply included some lengthy quotes from Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 commencement address at Harvard. Today I want to comment on Solzhenitsyn’s ideas. If you haven’t read my prior posting you might want to do that before you … Continue reading

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Trump’s Most Fierce Critic

Trump’s most fierce critic is Trump himself. Watch this video from comedian Seth Myers. It is nothing unusual, just another of the many times people have quoted Trump from the campaign trail to show what incredible, immeasurable hypocrisy marks the … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn at Harvard, 1978

Here are quotes from Solzhenitsy’s famous commencement address to the Harvard Class of 1978. Banished from Russia, he had been living in the US as something of a recluse for four years. Obviously, he was paying attention to what he … Continue reading

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The 97th Day

Over and over candidate Trump told us to imagine what he could accomplish in his first 100 days. It was an ambitious list but now it has become more amazing than we could have dreamed. He wasted his first 96 … Continue reading

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The HooNoo President

One of the marks of Trump’s ignorance is his amazement at perfectly obvious realities. He is just learning, for instance, that leading a government is more complex than he had imagined. He seems to have been the last human being … Continue reading

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A TREASURE HUNT

Easter egg hunts are fun, as are all treasure hunts. So here is a proposal: Join me in examining the work of Trump, McConnell, and Ryan — the three most powerful Republicans — to see whether you can find any … Continue reading

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Afraid of Tomorrow

More than 3,000 years ago the Hebrews were led out of Egypt through a series of events which they recognized as miraculous. They crossed the Red Sea and began walking through the great deserts of the Sinai Peninsula. Their goal … Continue reading

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