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Soul Food for Trump

Everyone knew the Trump years were going to be difficult. Donald Trump is a difficult person. And he did promise to blow up everything – he’d drain the swamp and pull the nation out of all of Obama’s treaties and … Continue reading

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When Things Actually Fall Apart

When things fall apart they look like these two nuggets from a survey at the end of the recent Yale CEO Summit in Manhattan: President Trump: Three in four CEOs said they often apologized to their international business partners about … Continue reading

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The Sinking Ship

Idioms are odd. There you are, in Paris, deep in a discussion of world politics and big issues with one of the locals, over cognac in a warm steamy café on a cold winter afternoon, and the other guy says … Continue reading

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Dogs Barking

Sherlock Holmes is useful. There’s The Adventure of Silver Blaze – that’s the famous race horse that simply disappears on the eve of an important race. There’s the apparent murder of its trainer. No one knows what’s going on. Sherlock … Continue reading

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Rudy to the Rescue

Some news stories make retired English teachers smile, like this from the Washington Post’s Avi Selk on this April’s Friday the Thirteenth: Today was a productive vocabulary day in the United States of America. The learning began in the morning, … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Best and the Brightest

David Halberstam wrote the definitive book on the Kennedy administration – The Best and the Brightest – about Kennedy’s “whiz kids” – the brilliant minds that stumbled through the Bay of Pigs disaster and the Cuban Missile Crisis and then … Continue reading

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The Vain Man Gloats

This was the weekend that Donald Trump gloated. He had fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017, but that had backfired. Comey had told Congress the Trump campaign had been under investigation since the summer before – something … Continue reading

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