Tag Archives: Trump and McCain

The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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Off the Deep End

The British understand class. We have our House of Representatives – the raucous “people’s house” where everyone is up for reelection every two years, to represent a small and unique congressional district with its own concerns and values – and … Continue reading

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That Tug on the Sleeve

There was only one theme from the beginning. Donald Trump told America that everyone is out to get us. He told America to sneer at the rest of the world – to get angry and get tough. The world was … Continue reading

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A Smaller World Again

The world got smaller when President Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas. Kennedy wasn’t an impressive president, although he did keep the Cuban Missile Crisis from turning into a global thermonuclear war that ended all life in earth. There’s that. … Continue reading

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Come September

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” That’s how Henry David Thoreau put it – and most men, where they are, know there’s someplace else they should be, a … Continue reading

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