Category Archives: Donald Trump

Can Dance A Little

It’s easy enough to miss what’s really going on. It happens all the time. In 1933 it happened in Hollywood with Fred Astaire – there was that screen test report on Astaire for RKO Radio Pictures, now lost along with … Continue reading

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On Being Oblivious to Humiliation

Anyone can grow up to be president, even Donald Trump. He had never held political office before. His grasp of how our government (or any government) works is a few steps below rudimentary. He had no experience in foreign policy, … Continue reading

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The Usual Interruption

Valentine’s Day this year wasn’t all that sweet at the White House. Donald and Melania Trump weren’t holding hands and smiling. Donald Trump didn’t send her roses, as far as anyone could tell. Melania Trump had refused to go the … Continue reading

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The Deep State Strikes Back

No one would know what to make of those Harry Potter movies if it weren’t for John Williams. It’s the music. His score – uplifting or ominous – lets the audience know what to feel at the moment. It was … Continue reading

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When Not To Explain Anything

Don’t explain. That only makes things worse. What’s done is done. Move on. That’s how it’s done in sports. The team has lost the big game. The coach faces the press. The coach says “we got beat” – the other … Continue reading

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Beyond Muscular Certainty

Donald Trump can’t get out of his own way. The coming week will open with his new budget request to Congress – drastic reductions to nondefense programs to offset a “ready, larger, and more lethal military” and many more border … Continue reading

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When Sorrows Come

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” Claudius says that near the end of the fourth act of Hamlet. Everything is going wrong. Hamlet is onto him. Hamlet knows just what Claudius did to become king … Continue reading

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