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The Provocateur

Donald Trump made his fortune being provocative, and often outrageous. He was always over-the-top, alternatively bragging and sneering, and never apologizing for anything. He pointed and mocked, and that made him rich – if he is rich (no one really … 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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To Boldly Go Wrong

America must have decided that Barack Obama was infuriatingly reasonable. He refused to offend anyone. It was always “tell me what you think, and I’ll listen, and although we probably can’t agree I will listen, and if you listen to … Continue reading

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When Every Day Is Stormy

T-Bone Walker wrote the song but B. B. King sang it best: They call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad They call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad Wednesday’s worse, Lord and Thursday’s all so sad … Continue reading

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The Case for Extreme Worry

The week ended with that stock market falling off the cliff – the Dow down over seven hundred points and then recovering to lose only five hundred seventy-two points – which was awful enough. Donald Trump was the cliff. In … Continue reading

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Governing By Ritual Humiliation

Almost no one has even the slightest experience with the nocturnal habits of chickens – the Industrial Revolution was a long time ago and America hasn’t been an agricultural society since before the Civil War – but the chickens are … Continue reading

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Gloom and Misery Everywhere

Some years are just awful. There was 1933 – the economy had collapsed and the Great Depression had shut down just about everything. There was the Reichstag fire and the Reichstag Fire Decree – Hitler was on the move. German civil liberties … Continue reading

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