Elections

 
July 29, 2017
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3 Good Things T**** Has Done

You know how they say even a broken clock is right twice a day? That can also be true of narcissistic autocrats who fool enough people to get elected to office. And the flimflam artist currently in the White House is living proof. Here are three good things said megalomaniacal […]
July 20, 2017
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Snipe Hunt in the Swamp

One of the rituals of summer camp back in the day was the snipe hunt. We were sent into the scary dark woods with nothing but a paper bag and a flash light, and instructed to hold the bag open while chirping “here, snipe” until one of the critters made […]
July 10, 2017
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Russiagate: Greed, Ignorance or Treason?

Only three possible explanations exist for the pattern of interactions between Trump campaign operatives and assorted Russians which led to Russian intervention in the 2016 Presidential campaign. All three alternatives are based on facts, and those facts include statements made before, during and after the campaign by Trump himself, his surrogates and his family, […]
December 22, 2016
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Open Letter to Steven Bittel & Alan Clendenin*

One of you is likely to be captain of the ship for Florida’s Democrats come January 14th, when 1000+ party poobahs gather in Orlando to decide our future, so it seems appropriate to offer some objective advice from an independent source with significant experience but no vested interest in the […]
November 15, 2016
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What Lies Ahead

To appropriate an aphorism from Woody Hayes, three things can happen with a Trumpian presidency, and all of them are bad. Which is to say that the 45th POTUS will either be an unmitigated disaster, grossly incompetent, or just not awful. He has no appreciation of what a democracy is, much […]
September 24, 2016
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The Art of Propaganda

  “The people will believe a big lie, but not a small lie.” “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The first quote is from Adolph Hitler. The second is from Joseph Goebbels. More than one study of Hitler’s […]
September 18, 2016
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Donnie On the Spot: How does he do it?

Donald Trump was tweeting about the bombing on West 23rd Street in Manhattan almost as soon as it happened. And it’s hardly the first time that he has been “Donnie-on-the-Spot” with commentary about such an event. In fact, he seems to possess something akin to prescience when it comes to […]