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The Price of Price

Now everyone knows what happened. All the polling was wrong. Donald Trump won the election by skillfully riding a wave of economic and cultural backlash. Too many people felt left out of the recovering economy. The rich got their lost … Continue reading

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Knowingly Empowering Cruelty

The Republicans have regained the White House, but they’re still trying to figure out if Donald Trump is a Republican. Sure, he hates regulations and has a plan to cut taxes on the few wealthiest Americans to next to nothing, … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Common Good

Back in junior high school, when dinosaurs roamed the earth – it does seem that long ago – we all had to take Civics, so we’d understand how our government works, how we elect people who disagree with each other … 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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That June Gloom

Out here in Southern California we have that meteorological phenomenon known as June Gloom – from late May through the Fourth of July, the sun doesn’t come out until four in the afternoon, for maybe thirty minutes. Then the low … Continue reading

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Tea Leaves

Every liberal has a conservative friend who warned them, back in 2003, in a friendly way, that they were going to be mighty embarrassed when our troops found those weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. That would be a former … Continue reading

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Cool Does Win

Being cool was always cool. Hemingway was cool until he became a parody of himself. He defined courage as grace under pressure, and that’s the essence of cool, and more than anything Americans want to be cool. Say little and … Continue reading

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