Monthly Archives: March 2020

Modified Happy Talk

It was the end of happy talk – no, not that cloying song from South Pacific – just the end of this particular president saying everything will be fine because he’s awesome. The pandemic caught up with him. He will … Continue reading

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They Get Bitter

There were the good old days: Barack Obama was forced onto the defensive at the weekend over unguarded comments he made about small-town voters across the Midwest. Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class … Continue reading

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Just Ride It

Of course the nation is confused. Those on the right now must think that the “deep state” coopted Donald Trump, turning his mind to mush and making him a puppet of the international cabal of Jewish bankers who have always … Continue reading

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To Fight or Flatter

“We are not amused.” Perhaps the rotund and rather severe Queen Victoria never said that. She told her granddaughter, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, that she never said any such thing. But that’s only what Princess Alice said. Who knows? … Continue reading

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Useful Blame for Everything

It was just another Wednesday night in Washington: The Senate on Wednesday evening rushed to pass a $2.2 trillion emergency relief package that was designed to flood the U.S. economy with money, as households and businesses continue to reel from … Continue reading

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Dealing in Death

Something went wrong. What was it? No one really knows, but Dana Milbank sees this: People are dying. Businesses are failing. Workers are losing jobs. But above all we as a nation must keep in mind the terrible cost borne … Continue reading

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Thinking the Impossible

So another week in lockdown began, but at least no true patriots have started firebombing Chinese homes and businesses out here just yet. Still, people were being careful: Gun shops around the San Gabriel Valley that cater to Chinese immigrants … Continue reading

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