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August 25, 2017
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Our Tergiservator-in-Chief

When a pol gets boxed-in by a thorny controversy or outright ethical accusations, he or she classically employs one (or more) of three gambits: denial, deflection and definition. Denial comes in many forms, including flat-out rejection of the facts or charges. But that works only for the truly innocent, and […]
August 18, 2017
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Why Republicans Aren’t Rebuking T****

Tweetophobia and its cousin, primariphobia, may be keeping some Republicans from openly criticizing the human dumpster-fire they helped put in the White House, but there are other, more practical causes for the selective mutism afflicting the GOP. As always, the first rule is to follow the money. Here are some […]
August 4, 2017
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Politics 101: No Chit

In Politics, the currency of the realm is Chits – and the player who has a bagful of them has what is known as Power. Chits are not given. They are earned. They are earned when players lend or withhold support, do favors or perform services – within the scope […]
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 24, 2017
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The Party of Conscience

Those who refer to the Democratic Party as the party of obstruction clearly misapprehend the concept of “loyal opposition” — and also may be confused about its role in government. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, we may presume that they have been shorted, information-wise; and stand ready here […]
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 […]
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 […]