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The Little Emperor Has No Clothes. . .or Sense

Trump surprised everyone, including his own staff, by revealing classified information to the Russians. His staff at first denied it, possibly believing that it could not be true. Then, as he often does, Trump made fools of his own people … Continue reading

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trumpitis

I’ve got trumpitis, a disease marked by great mental fatigue and caused by unending dramatic twists and turns in the Oval Office. Trump’s bizarre blending of malevolence and incompetence is bewildering and disorienting. How strange it is to watch a … Continue reading

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Turn the Lights Off

Was it the funniest moment of the week? Or was it the saddest? On Tuesday night, a few hours after the sudden firing of FBI Director Comey, Sean Spicer was “caught” by reporters outside the White House. Apparently he tried … Continue reading

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Trump’s Ties to Russia

One way to see the difference between the way Trump treats Russia and the way he looks on democracy is to compare these two pictures. In one Trump is being rude to Merkel, as he apparently was during her entire … Continue reading

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The First Question

For a lark I just looked at the first post on this blog. It is dated August 18, 2012, the day after my 70th birthday. After a discussion of the invasion of politics by marketers, the post concluded with this … Continue reading

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A Familiar Smell . . . . of Richard Nixon

One of the advantages of  living a long time is that when history repeats itself, you can recognize what’s happening. Having followed closely the Watergate hearings more than 40 years ago, I can say today that the same unpleasant odor … Continue reading

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Impeach Trump

Preet Bharara (U.S. Attorney in New York; Sally Yates (acting Attorney General); James Comey (FBI Director) — These three people were all concerned with Trump’s possible ties with Russia. And these three people have all been fired by Trump. Trump … Continue reading

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