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America the Merciless

Things are always a bit strange in Texas. Those folks don’t give a good God-damned about what any of the rest of us think. And things are big in Texas. Everything is big in Texas. And religion is big in … Continue reading

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The Parade Moves On

Valentine’s Day is over – this year the day the president just gave up and accepted the fact that Congress wasn’t going to appropriate any money for any big wall to show Mexico a thing or two, or whatever he … Continue reading

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Reactionary Dogs, Running

The fading generation of aging baby boomers is an odd lot. They are the “Cold War kids” – from a time when their might be a communist under every bed. Perhaps a few kids checked. There was no one under … Continue reading

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Getting Used to Trump

Okay. The Super Bowl is over. The New England Patriots won. Of course they did. They (almost) always do – and this time they came back from being down by three touchdowns, tying the game at the last second, and … Continue reading

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This Small Greedy Man

There are things that don’t matter anymore. Professional boxing was once a big deal – in the twenties and thirties Americans were glued to their radios to listen to the blow-by-blow as Max Schmeling beat the crap out of Joe … Continue reading

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The Indirect Trap

There’s always a reassessment. The Iraq war seemed like a good idea at the time, to some, but now no one thinks it was, not even Republicans. That took a few years to settle in – we did get rid … Continue reading

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How It’s Done

Vice presidents don’t matter. Yes, Lyndon Johnson had to step in when Kennedy was assassinated. Spiro Agnew had to step in when Nixon resigned – no, wait. Gerald Ford had to step in. Agnew had resigned after he had pled … Continue reading

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