Tag Archives: Government Shutdown

More Dangerous By the Day

Saturday didn’t work. President Trump addressed the nation. He had talked things over with the key people involved in the matter – Vice President Pence and Senate Majority Leader McConnell and his son-in-law Jared Kushner – and there was a … Continue reading

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Trusting the Women

“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money Donald … Continue reading

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Now Things Only Get Worse

There are those who love Friday – the workweek is over and it’s time for some fun – but there are Fridays that seem like the end of the world. This was one of those: Three-quarters of Americans say the … Continue reading

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Lit by Gas

Some Hollywood movies are useful. There’s Gaslight from 1944 – directed by George Cukor, with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and an eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. Yes, she was young once, but her part is minor. This is … Continue reading

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The Sheer Force of His Mighty Will

Perhaps it was a negotiating tactic but it didn’t seem like one: Talks between President Trump and congressional Democrats aimed at ending the partial government shutdown collapsed in acrimony and disarray Wednesday, with the president walking out of the White … Continue reading

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The Last Game

There was that last college football game – the two best teams in the country – the game for the national championship – and Alabama didn’t show up. That’s sports talk. Alabama showed up but they just couldn’t get it … Continue reading

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Emergency Landings

It was a long time ago. It was Tuesday, October 8, 2002. It was the second President Bush. And it was a speech about a real emergency: Tonight I want to take a few minutes to discuss a grave threat … Continue reading

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