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System Overload

Something is up. Things couldn’t be this strange – but Donald Trump is president and, with no experience in government or public policy or diplomacy or military matters, and no sense of what has come before and what allies expect … Continue reading

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Appropriate Response

It may be that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. That was Obama’s strategy and his foreign policy – “Don’t do stupid shit.” Informally that was “leading from behind” – which worked just fine and drove … Continue reading

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On Becoming Self-Impeachable

Reporters know what to do. If it’s a feature story, a human interest thing, for the top left of the front page, set the scene. Be cinematic or novelistic. Describe the landscape and then introduce the colorful main characters. Hook … Continue reading

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The Provocateur

Donald Trump made his fortune being provocative, and often outrageous. He was always over-the-top, alternatively bragging and sneering, and never apologizing for anything. He pointed and mocked, and that made him rich – if he is rich (no one really … Continue reading

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In Need of a Landslide

“When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.” ~ Edmund Burke Burke … Continue reading

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The No-Show Show

Nothing happened. Richard Nixon wanted nothing to happen. No one would hear those tapes. No one should hear those tapes. No president, in the future, would be able to talk frankly to his staff and with other world leaders, or … Continue reading

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Soul Food for Trump

Everyone knew the Trump years were going to be difficult. Donald Trump is a difficult person. And he did promise to blow up everything – he’d drain the swamp and pull the nation out of all of Obama’s treaties and … Continue reading

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