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Trump’s Mean Girls

Things change when there’s no point in those things even existing anymore. Elevator operators disappeared. Anyone can push the button for their floor. There are no more switchboard operators. There are no more pay phones. None of that is necessary … Continue reading

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Off the Deep End

The British understand class. We have our House of Representatives – the raucous “people’s house” where everyone is up for reelection every two years, to represent a small and unique congressional district with its own concerns and values – and … Continue reading

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For Ego Gratification

Fourteen years ago is a long time. It’s all ancient history now. Few remember that on March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks were a big issue. At a concert in London, their lead singer, Natalie Maines, announced to the audience … Continue reading

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Gaslighting America

Some Hollywood movies are useful. There’s Gaslight from 1944 – directed by George Cukor, with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and an eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. Yes, she was young once, but her part is minor. This … Continue reading

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The Sausage Factory

You really don’t want to know how sausages are made and you can blame Upton Sinclair for that. It was his 1906 novel The Jungle that changed everything. This was a tale of the miserably hard life of immigrants in … Continue reading

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Softening Trump

As of Sunday evening, August 21, the definitive political analytic site, FiveThirtyEight, showed that Donald Trump might as well give up – he has a 15.3 percent chance of winning in November. The details weren’t pretty and the highly reliable … Continue reading

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