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Other Problems Elsewhere

It is very possible that the president of the United States is a criminal. And it is very possible that his criminality made him president. Prosecutors made clear in a sentencing memo for his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, that Trump … Continue reading

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Knowing the Neighborhood

Anything that lasts seventy-five years is what is – the way things are. European nations, armed to the teeth, full of nationalistic pride, do not go to war with each other. They’re not armed to the teeth. Their nationalistic pride … Continue reading

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Not a Prayer

On the last Friday evening in April, America caught a break. There was no big news, which for most Friday evenings of the Trump presidency had been the rule. This was the exception. President Trump didn’t fire Robert Mueller. He … Continue reading

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Going Double-Dutch

Globalization and nationalism don’t mix well. They can’t, but this has been going on a long time. In the seventeenth century the Dutch were a global trading power, the global trading power, and the British wanted to be just that. … Continue reading

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Sacramento and London

California’s such a nice place. The sun shines all the time. There are the palm trees. People surf – and we invented skateboarding. We gave the world the Beach Boys. Of course we gave the world Richard Nixon too. Ronald … Continue reading

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Building Jerusalem

There’s the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, traveled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus’ unknown years – and there’s the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing … Continue reading

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