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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 […]
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 […]
September 13, 2016
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How low can he go?

If the presidential election were decided by a limbo contest, Donald Trump would win easily – because there is no bar too low for him to slither under. He’s denigrated women, Hispanics, the disabled and Muslims. He’s insulted black people and Gold Star families, and called his effort to avoid […]
June 11, 2016

The Epiphany of Humility

There are exceptions to every rule, but virtually every candidate who ever runs for office at any level, arrives at a moment in the campaign when she/he realizes that the campaign is not about her/him, but about the people who support it, and those who need what it promises to […]
May 28, 2016

Shared Pain: Dems & The GOP

As different as they are in terms of philosophy, platform and principles, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party share several things in common right now. Both of them have been repudiated by a growing plurality of all voters, and a majority of Millennials. Both of them are considered to […]