Tag Archives: Donald Trump

The Suddenly Shrinking President

Richard Parker wrote Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America back in 2014 and Karen Olsson ended her review of his book with this: Parker comes across as a kind of affable tour guide at a major attraction, who … Continue reading

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Not Wanted

fIt was a good day for the television to go out. Something happened inside the cable box – everything switched to the Emergency Alert System screen, or a portion of it, with no sound, just as the president was sneering … Continue reading

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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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A Bewildered Nation

After college, everyone has had a few odd jobs, and that’s doubly true for philosophy majors. It was the late sixties, and the philosophy major in question found himself in New York, working as a page on the Tonight Show … Continue reading

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Going Pure White

Cincinnati is a fine place – a bit of the South with Covington Kentucky just across the river, and a bit of the industrial Midwest too, sometimes it snows like hell in the winter, and they have the very first professional … Continue reading

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Fight Nights in Detroit

There are those of us who did not watch the second set of Democratic debates. At some point, one day, nineteen of these twenty people will be gone. They’ll return to whatever it was they were doing. Twelve years ago … Continue reading

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