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Assuming No Future

The talk of the day is the Michael Wolff book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House – and it is devastating – but it’s not everything. Donald Trump is still the president. He will do this and that, but … Continue reading

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Neither Law nor Order

Americans understand law and order. There was a television show named that that’s still in syndication. Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) and his partner – those changed over the years – would arrest the bad guy, eventually. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) … Continue reading

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Over Before It Began

There’s Les Jeux Sont Faits – Jean-Paul Sartre, from the mid-forties – a dismal tale about what you can do to make things better in this world. There’s nothing you can do. This is about how things in this life are … Continue reading

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The Necessary Naming of Parts

Henry Reed was a British airman in World War II and his poem about a rifle lesson is rather famous – Lessons of War: The Naming of Parts – a narrative poem about a rifle lesson, at the time designated … Continue reading

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The Boss from Hell

Everyone knows the boss from hell, or at least the Human Resources Manager from hell, from the comic strip Dilbert – Scott Adams has been at that since 1989 – the clueless Pointy-Haired Boss and all the rest. Adams also … Continue reading

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The Buzzsaw of Outrage

America should have known what it was getting into. A month before the election, Josh Marshall offered a simple explanation: The need to assert dominance is at the root of all of Trump’s actions. His whole way of understanding the world … Continue reading

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Forcing Extra Innings

Where were we? Ah, yes – the baseball metaphor – it’s the bottom of the ninth for the Republicans, now at bat, with two outs, with the game on the line. They can’t pass any major legislation for President Trump. … Continue reading

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