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Going Bananas

The story surfaced late last year – bananas, as we know them, are suddenly going extinct. Monoculture made the only variety anyone now grows, the Cavendish, vulnerable to a nasty fungus that stays in the soil for thirty years. There’s … Continue reading

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How Things Sort of Work

Kids don’t do politics, but in the new raw suburbs just north of Pittsburgh in the fifties, neither did their parents. The parents were Republicans. Everyone’s parents were Republicans, by default. Eisenhower was president and he seemed to be a … Continue reading

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Further Complications

Another Tuesday, another primary, and more complications: Republican Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing the delegates needed for the party’s nomination ahead of the July convention and … Continue reading

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The Party Crumbles

The humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t belong to any organized political party – he was a Democrat – but times change. Will Rogers died in 1935 but he was right, and the Democratic Party finally reached … Continue reading

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The Final Descent

There were all those years as a corporate “road warrior” getting home every other week on a Friday night, before the flight out Sunday evening for another two weeks on the other side of the continent. That was perpetually disorienting, … Continue reading

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Escalating Testosterone

This was supposed to be a one-day story – the image of Melania Trump does looking pretty damned hot naked on that bearskin rug in the cabin of Donald Trump’s private Boeing 757 with those words – “Meet Melania Trump, … Continue reading

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Another Winnowing

It’s an agricultural term – to winnow – to separate the wheat from the chaff, the useful kernels of grain from what ends up as straw, only useful for spreading on the barn floor, to soak up the steaming droppings … Continue reading

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