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Trump Fades Away

Populists must be popular. They speak for “the people” – a hazy concept of course. Richard Nixon said he spoke for the “silent majority” – but no one could prove they existed, because they were, after all, silent. Still, enough … Continue reading

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Fairly Unbelievable

Donald Trump really did turn the presidency into a reality show. Somehow it’s Celebrity Apprentice every day. There’s an opening – this cabinet position or that, someone to replace that epically odd national security advisor, someone to replace James Comey … Continue reading

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The Expected Unpredictability

Congress has left town for the two-week Easter recess, but this isn’t time off. This is work too. This is when these folks meet with their constituents – those who sent them to Washington in the first place – and … Continue reading

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Hard Diplomacy

Things have gone over the edge. It was Saint Patrick’s Day, with all the parades and green beer and whatnot. Everyone is Irish on this one day? No. we’re all Americans. Why won’t these people assimilate? Hispanic-Americans know better. In … Continue reading

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Chaos Incorporated

Some days there’s too much news. The only thing to do is drive out to Malibu, because Malibu, on a weekday afternoon in the middle of winter, is a calm and serene place – and Washington wasn’t. Obama had given … Continue reading

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Russian Monday

It was just another Monday in America. The dust had settled. All sixteen of our intelligence agencies say Russia worked hard to make sure Hillary lost the election. That had come up before, but it seems that these folks told … Continue reading

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The One Smart Man

Self-confidence is a good thing. Everyone admires that. It might be the NFL linebacker that absolutely guarantees his team will win the big game. Sure, that’s trash-talk to make the other guys worry a bit, or to fire up his … Continue reading

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