Tag Archives: Trump

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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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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Firing the One Who Threatens You

I have no doubt that FBI Director Comey made a mess of things last summer and fall because of his handling of the Clinton emails. It may even be that he has deserved to be fired for that. But of … Continue reading

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America Is Not a Beginner, but . . .

It took a special breed of folk to come to the New World in the 17th century. The vast majority of the earliest European settlers died very soon after arriving yet they were always replaced quickly. The flow increased year … Continue reading

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Losing Track of the Pharisees

The loss of biblical literacy in America has resulted in — among much else — a loss of many of the cultural lessons we have learned over the centuries. The Bible permeated Western civilization for a great many centuries and … Continue reading

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