Monthly Archives: January 2019

More Dangerous By the Day

Saturday didn’t work. President Trump addressed the nation. He had talked things over with the key people involved in the matter – Vice President Pence and Senate Majority Leader McConnell and his son-in-law Jared Kushner – and there was a … Continue reading

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Wait For It

There’s no Friday evening column – a bit under the weather – and really, all the political news is the same – except President Trump will make a big announcement about the shutdown and his wall on Saturday – his … Continue reading

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Petty Little Lies

Everyone lies, now and then, usually to keep the peace. No, that dress doesn’t make you look fat, not at all. Everyone cheats a little too. Who comes to a full stop at each and every stop sign? No one … Continue reading

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Trusting the Women

“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money Donald … Continue reading

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Considering Trump’s Men

Some things don’t matter but kind of matter anyway. The United States needs a new attorney general. Donald Trump finally fired Jeff Sessions and slipped in an odd and rather sleazy fellow as “acting” attorney general who has spent the … Continue reading

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The White American Dinosaurs

Graduate school at Duke was fine. North Carolina was a bit problematic. There were the Lost Cause folks sure that the South would rise again – they hadn’t really lost that war. There was the New South crowd – forget … Continue reading

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Somehow Incredibly Clear

The generals are gone. They have been replaced by angry amateurs. And that has consequences: President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran … Continue reading

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