Category Archives: Donald Trump

On Impulse Power

Kirk tells Sulu to proceed on “impulse power” but Sulu isn’t supposed to be impulsive. He’s supposed to go slow. He’s supposed to use the ship’s crude and old-fashioned secondary method of getting around: In the fictional Star Trek universe, … Continue reading

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The Man’s Word

The Iran nuclear deal was Obama’s deal so Trump pulled the United States out of that. The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) was Obama’s deal so Trump pulled the United States out of that. The Affordable Care Act was Obamacare – and … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Government

Too much happens all at once. There are crises everywhere, or not – some of them might not be crises, or may not seem like crises in a day or two. And the president keeps changing the topic. It’s tariffs … Continue reading

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Taking the Low Road

It’s a dumb old song – You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road, and I’ll be in Scotland “afore ye” – because, it seems, the low road is always faster. But of course that will mean … Continue reading

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The Cruelty

This has been going on a long time. The book was published in August 2012 – Joan Walsh’s What’s the Matter with White People?: Finding Our Way in the Next America – and the thesis wasn’t startling: The size and … Continue reading

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Heroes Can’t Be Boring

It’s a Hollywood thing. John Wane was cast as the strong silent type and made a career of saying little. He said his secret was simple – talk low and talk slow. That’s what he did. That’s what Gary Cooper … Continue reading

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American and British Carelessness

Washington was waiting in breathless anticipation for the Mueller hearings to begin. The man who investigated Trump was going to tell all, except he’d already said he had nothing more to add – read his report – that’s all he … Continue reading

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