Tag Archives: Shutdown Deadlock

Maximum Exasperation

What just happened didn’t happen. What you saw you didn’t see. America has never had a president who said such things, but it does now: President Trump threatened on Friday to keep the federal government partly closed for “months or even … Continue reading

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Now Dawning on America

It was a Frank Capra movie. Jimmy Stewart, the idealistic new senator, somehow stops the corrupt old men who think they run the country – or he finds out that the big bankers cannot ruin his life after all – … Continue reading

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When Exhaustion is Progress

Things were hot out here in 1992 – on April 29, a jury acquitted four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department for use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King. But everyone had seen the … Continue reading

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At War with the World

Things will change. That has to happen, because the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. Things are different now. They can investigate everything. They can subpoena everyone. They can make trouble because they can get answers to this … Continue reading

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Expect More and More

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. But that’s too glib. There are analytical realists. They look at that past year, at what happened. They … Continue reading

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In the Dead Zone

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the dead zone – this year Tuesday to Tuesday. Anyone who can take the week off takes the week off. Politicians leave Washington. What they could do for the year they … Continue reading

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A Government in Hiding

There are governments in exile. There was Charles de Gaulle and the French Committee of National Liberation – the real French government in London, not the fake French government in Vichy, or so de Gaulle said. The allies decided that … Continue reading

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