Tag Archives: Shutting Down the Press

Simple Blackmail

Trump and Putin – Trump and the wall and the next government shutdown – Trump giving Afghanistan back to the Taliban and giving Syria to Russia – Trump ending NATO and the EU too, if possible – the Trump and … Continue reading

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Abandoning Commitment to Democracy

The past is the present. Nothing much changes. On November 7, 2006, the Republicans got wiped out in the midterm elections. They lost control of the House and Senate. Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House – a woman – … Continue reading

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Calculated Silence

Calvin Coolidge was known as Silent Cal – “I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.” He didn’t say much, nor did Herbert Hoover after him. … Continue reading

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Getting Ugly Out There

Things were bound to turn ugly sooner or later, and they did: A Donald Trump rally in southwest Virginia on the eve of Super Tuesday turned nasty, with repeated disruptions by protesters, and a scuffle between a Secret Service agent … Continue reading

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