Category Archives: First Presidential Debate

Spinning the Loss

Perhaps politics is like sports. Someone wins, someone loses, and the same things matter, game-planning, skills and raw talent, situational awareness, and sheer physical strength. That’s how Donald Trump sees things. He keeps saying that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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Simpleminded Braying

Well, that’s over. As the first presidential debate approached, Hillary Clinton was the needlessly obsessive-compulsive, cramming for the big night, and Donald Trump was the snide goofball, the rich kid who knows he’ll always do fine, because he always has, … Continue reading

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Cramming for the Finals

You either know your stuff or you don’t. That’s how some of us approached finals in college, a long time ago. There was no point in cramming – if you’d been paying attention, and thinking, all term, all possible answers … Continue reading

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Hacking Away

There have been a few feints to the left and right but no third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and … Continue reading

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Recovery Mode

Okay, fine – Obama lost the first presidential debate to an oddly energized and aggressive Mitt Romney, saying unexpected things, most of which he never said before and most of which weren’t remotely true. He was dazzling, in the manner … Continue reading

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No Joy in Mudville

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – that must have been a bummer of an evening in Boston. The Red Sox, having an awful season, were down in the Bronx playing the last game of the year against the damned Yankees – … Continue reading

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The Eve of Whatever

It was an odd news day, a Tuesday filled with talk about what might happen late Wednesday at the first presidential debate. It was a day of talk about what hadn’t happened yet and might not happen at all if … Continue reading

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