Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Quality of Mercy

There were those who thought that the new Constitution was a monumentally bad idea – it needed work. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and John Jay didn’t – they liked it. They decided to promote the ratification of the new … Continue reading

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The World As It Is

Barack Obama’s America began in 2004 in Boston with his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston – there’s not a red America, there’s not a blue America, there’s the United States of America. He brought the house … Continue reading

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Dispossessed Again

This is what happened. Donald Trump had a simple message. He’d be an apocalyptic president – he’d upend everything, or he’d burn it all down. That was the promise, and just enough voters in just the right places longed for … Continue reading

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Not Just Embarrassing

It’s time to get used to Donald Trump. Democrats all seem to have agreed that, if they take back the House, voting to impeach Trump would just make them look vindictive and foolish – and even if a Democratic House … Continue reading

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Instinctual Authoritarianism

Things could change this year. Donald Trump could be neutered if the Democrats take back the House. They’d stop everything he tries. He wouldn’t get his wall or anything else he wants. Democrats all seem to have agreed that, if … Continue reading

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Direct Causation Everywhere

The world that everyone thought they knew may be falling apart – our allies are our enemies and our enemies are our friends now – but no one should have been surprised by Donald Trump. He promised to slap our … Continue reading

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Pretty Illusions

It’s Biarritz in the twenties, shortly after the War to End all Wars ended nothing, or ended everything. The Great War had created a Lost Generation – those who survived who would never believe anything ever again, but would do … Continue reading

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