Monthly Archives: June 2019

Outfoxed Again

Time flies. In March it was Jane Mayer in the New Yorker with The Making of the Fox News White House – which probably shocked no one – everyone had already guessed things like this: Sean Hannity has told colleagues … Continue reading

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Life Intervenes

The next column here, on what seems to be happening, and who is saying what about it, and what it all might or might not mean, will appear on Sunday evening. Life intervened. The hospitalization last week generated questions. Those … Continue reading

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A Sense of Decency

Let’s go back a bit. Joseph Welch was the lawyer who served as the chief counsel for the United States Army while it was under investigation for Communist activities by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, an investigation … Continue reading

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The Other End of The Bar

He’s the guy at the other end of the bar pontificating. But he’s not the “infallible” pontiff in Rome – he’s just the guy at the other end of the bar saying that everyone’s got it all wrong – this … Continue reading

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What Those Two Said

A personal note: We almost went to war with Iran but somehow we didn’t. Donald Trump overrode the decision of President John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pompeo – or something. I kind of missed it all. I spent most … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Their Youth

When I was seventeen It was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls And soft summer nights We’d hide from the lights On the village green When I was seventeen… That song was … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for Competence

Donald Trump made it official. The next phase of his life has begun. He began his campaign to be reelected. But as the New York Times reports it, there was nothing much new here – no real news – just … Continue reading

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