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September 1, 2017
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Pardon WHO?

Like an 11-year-old boy who just discovered that his sister’s bath gel can turn a shower into a rapturous interlude, T**** has found something he can do that gives him instant gratification. And he can do it all by himself – without interference from pesky judges or congressmen. It’s The […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]