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Flynn Facts

Presidents have always had problems with generals. In 1862, Lincoln removed George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac and brought Ambrose Burnside to see what Burnside could do against Robert E. Lee. That didn’t work out. … Continue reading

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What Had To Happen

Everyone knew this wasn’t going to go well. Donald Trump had never held political office before. His grasp of how our government (or any government) works is still a few steps below rudimentary. He had no experience in foreign policy, … Continue reading

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The Day Came

This wasn’t supposed to happen, but everyone knew it was going to happen, and now it has happened, and in fact it already happened: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III began using a grand jury in federal court in Washington … Continue reading

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Exhausting the Possibilities

America should be exhausted by now. How long has Donald Trump been president? There’s a widget for that – 147 days at this moment – but it seems much longer. Every day is “an extraordinary day in Washington” – no … Continue reading

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When Sorrows Come

Brush up your Shakespeare. Start quoting him now. Polonius is dead – Hamlet stabbed him – and poor Ophelia “divided from herself and her fair judgment” is dead too. Things are a mess, and getting worse. That’s what Claudius explains … Continue reading

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Mass Hysteria

It seems that someone told Donald Trump that if Richard Nixon had only had the guts to fire Archibald Cox, Nixon would have served out his full second term, in glory. But Nixon did fire Cox, and no good came … Continue reading

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Our Lear

Former English teachers don’t have many secrets – we’re a boring lot – but there is one. Shakespeare is wonderful, but none of us likes King Lear – and maybe no one does. The guy’s a whiner. This isn’t tragedy. … Continue reading

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