Category Archives: Donald Trump

The Buzzsaw of Outrage

America should have known what it was getting into. A month before the election, Josh Marshall offered a simple explanation: The need to assert dominance is at the root of all of Trump’s actions. His whole way of understanding the world … Continue reading

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Forcing Extra Innings

Where were we? Ah, yes – the baseball metaphor – it’s the bottom of the ninth for the Republicans, now at bat, with two outs, with the game on the line. They can’t pass any major legislation for President Trump. … Continue reading

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For Ego Gratification

Fourteen years ago is a long time. It’s all ancient history now. Few remember that on March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks were a big issue. At a concert in London, their lead singer, Natalie Maines, announced to the audience … Continue reading

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Exceedingly Bad Karma

“The president has really good karma, and the world turns back to him.” That remains to be seen, but ever since the sixties, when commonplace common sense was given new names from mysterious Eastern religions, everyone knows the term: Karma … Continue reading

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Ten Times Harder

Legends don’t have to be true. No one believes that George Washington, as a lad, chopped down that cherry tree, and when confronted by his father, fessed up and said, “Father, I cannot tell a lie.” That’s admirable, but Mark … Continue reading

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The Sore-Loser-in-Chief

f”If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.” That was W. C. Fields’ advice, but there are romantics. Robert Kennedy’s favorite song was The Impossible Dream from the … Continue reading

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The Winner Loses It

Losing is no fun, but there’s advice on how to deal with losing. Samuel Butler recommended moving on – “One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting … Continue reading

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