Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Using the Nineties

Those of us who were once English teachers like this sort of thing: A group of more than 400 writers, including big names such as Stephen King, David Eggers, Amy Tan, Junot Díaz and Cheryl Strayed, released an online petition … Continue reading

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This Very Ugly Game

Donald Trump is proud that he isn’t a gentleman. He hates that sort of thing. He won’t be “politically correct” and says that we, as a nation, have to “stop being nice” or we’ll all die. It’s time we hurt … Continue reading

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The Politics of Humiliation

This presidential election is not going to be nice, not that they ever are – but since the late nineteenth century they have settled down into rather gentlemanly affairs, and now the nastiness is handled by surrogates. George W. Bush … Continue reading

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God and Trump

It was just another day in American politics where nothing much changed, as in Sanders, Trump easily win West Virginia primary; Trump picks up Nebraska too – as if it mattered. No one was running against Donald Trump in either … Continue reading

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Our Current Unpleasantness

The Civil War eventually had many other names – looking back on it, white folks in the south started calling it the “War of Northern Aggression” while those southerners who definitely weren’t white decided to call it the “Freedom War” … Continue reading

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The Silent Woman

Donald Trump has a problem with women, but this sort of thing has been going on a long time. In 1609, Ben Jonson gave us Epicœne, or The Silent Woman – a mistaken-identity comedy about a wealthy old man with … Continue reading

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Republican Poison

There are a few more primaries left – Indiana in early May, California in early June – but unless Hillary Clinton goes to jail or Donald Trump works himself up so much that he has a massive stroke, it will … Continue reading

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