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Forcing the Issue

Things came to a head. On one side there’s what the Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Karoun Demirjian report here: Much of the Republican Party is pressing ahead with debunked claims about Ukraine as they defend President Trump from possible … Continue reading

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The Facts of This Matter

“Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” That was how Dragnet opened – the 1949-1957 radio series starring Jack Webb, and the 1951-1959 television spinoff … Continue reading

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No Faking Now

Bill Clinton sailed through eight years without a major war and a booming economy. He delivered a balanced budget once, with the help of a young Republican congressman from Ohio, John Kasich. When he left office there was an actual … Continue reading

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Someone Will Pay One Day

“Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” ~ Baruch Spinoza “One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.” ~ Anton Chekhov Brett Kavanaugh made it to the Supreme Court. Liberals, progressives, … Continue reading

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Sixty Odd Days

The sixty-day siege began in the middle of July: President Obama eagerly took on critics of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, inviting question after question on an agreement he suggested that many of his political adversaries had not even … Continue reading

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Chameleon Politics

In the summer of 1964 it was two weeks at a music camp in Elkhart, Indiana. It took two weeks to get the Pittsburgh accent back. The flattened vowels and the drawl were gone just before that senior year in … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

Let’s say you were in Paris on February 17, 1952 – and of course you weren’t (probably) – but let’s say you were there, quietly sipping cognac, alone, and listening to the radio. Ah, what’s this? Ah, an abridged version … Continue reading

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