Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Increasing Levels of Pain

Some things are too painful to watch – Pittsburgh Pirate baseball games – most Tom Cruise movies – and now, presidential news conferences. Donald Trump is angry. He’s making less sense every day, and getting angrier as he senses that … Continue reading

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No Surprises Now

Donald Trump has been in office for two and a half years and there are no surprises. He wakes up before dawn, alone and angry, and rage-tweets. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve is an enemy of the state. Everyone … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Joe

Joe Biden, old and a bit scattered, but pleasant and well-meaning and open, who wants the nation to get back to being calm and sensible, with minimal shouting, is running for president as kind of an ordinary Joe – a … 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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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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The Cruelty

This has been going on a long time. The book was published in August 2012 – Joan Walsh’s What’s the Matter with White People?: Finding Our Way in the Next America – and the thesis wasn’t startling: The size and … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Their Youth

When I was seventeen It was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls And soft summer nights We’d hide from the lights On the village green When I was seventeen… That song was … Continue reading

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