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The Coming Unpleasantness

Pittsburgh used to be Mister Rogers’ neighborhood – that iconic children’s show about common decency was a local production. Then the nation embraced it. Fred Rogers was a good man. He was “the” good man, and somehow this was inevitable: … Continue reading

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The Mob Out There

Take the long view. Things changed in the sixties. Lyndon Johnson pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Everyone told him that move meant that the Democrats would lose the South for a generation. The states’-rights segregationist Dixiecrats would … Continue reading

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Someone Will Pay One Day

“Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” ~ Baruch Spinoza “One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.” ~ Anton Chekhov Brett Kavanaugh made it to the Supreme Court. Liberals, progressives, … Continue reading

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Trump Change

And then it was over: A bitterly divided Senate cleared the way for Brett M. Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court justice as President Trump’s nominee secured the support of a handful of wavering senators in a tumultuous confirmation … Continue reading

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Confirming Cruelty

Okay, there would be a resolution to all this: Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh moved closer to confirmation as the Senate prepared for a key vote Friday, with Republicans arguing that an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations exonerated … Continue reading

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This One Battle

This couldn’t go on forever. This was tearing the country apart and this had to happen: The White House prepared late Wednesday to send the FBI’s completed report on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Senate, as partisan … Continue reading

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That Which Is Given

He’s a Yale man. He’s a lawyer. He’s a judge. He teaches at Harvard Law – or he did until just now. He knows things. He knows the right sort of people. He knows people who know people. He’s the … Continue reading

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