Tag Archives: Joe Biden

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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Early Storm Clouds

The next eighteen months are going to be unpleasant. There will be an election at the end. Donald Trump will stay, or Joe Biden, or some other Democrat, will be the next president – and then Donald Trump will stay. … Continue reading

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Two Separate Americas Now

A week off didn’t help. Nothing changed. Joe Biden announced he’s running for president. He wants to bring back decency and compassion to public life, or at least to American politics. Trump continues to tell America to sneer at everyone … Continue reading

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Cancel the Tour

We were warned by the Rolling Stones back in the summer of 1966, that sunny summer after freshman year at whatever college. On the radio their hit song opened ominously – “What a drag it is getting old.” That was the warning, … Continue reading

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