Tag Archives: John Roberts

Fragile Times

Donald Trump didn’t believe the CIA and NSA and all the rest. He believed Putin. There was no Russian interference in anything. Now he believes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. That fellow said he had nothing to do with anything. … Continue reading

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Take Care

Donald Trump opened his campaign for the Republican nomination by saying that Mexicans were pouring across our border and they were awful people – drug dealers and rapists and murderers. The Mexican government was laughing at us, sending us the … Continue reading

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The Republican Slump

Baseball is the American game, and it’s full of the inexplicable. Even the best players fall into a slump now and then. They can’t buy a hit and they don’t know why. The batting coach doesn’t know why. The manager … Continue reading

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Let It Go

The Supreme Court ruled – the Affordable Care Act, sneered at as Obamacare by the right, is constitutional. Even the individual mandate, penalizing freeloaders who don’t buy insurance but can show up in any emergency room and receive care, at … Continue reading

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The Sound of Dust, Settling

Perspective takes time. You have to wait for the dust to settle. After all, we all know what happened in 1776 – Mozart wrote that Haffner Symphony – and Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the … Continue reading

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Settled and Unsettled

Gerald Ford, the one president who was never elected to the office, when Richard Nixon was somewhere high over Kansas on his way to San Clemente out here, an hour or two after resigning rather than face impeachment and certain … Continue reading

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Calling the Game

Americans love to scream at the umpire – or in basketball scream at the ref – when they blow a call. That guy was out at first and that was a perfect game. Everyone saw that last runner was out. … Continue reading

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