Tag Archives: Trump and Russia

This President’s Men

The folks at HBO have a sense of humor. They’ve put All the President’s Men in rotation on one of their secondary feeds – a young and inexperienced Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward bring down President Nixon through dogged reporting … Continue reading

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Slapped Down Hard

Everyone knew that the presidency of Donald Trump would be an adventure. Those who voted for him expected an exciting adventure, where America changed for the better – for the forgotten people, the oppressed and formerly despised straight white Christian … Continue reading

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The Skinny

It was just another day in Trumpland so of course there was the Nazi: The Forward reported Thursday that a far-right Hungarian group descended from a knightly order founded by a Nazi-allied, World War II-era leader claims White House aide … Continue reading

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The Deconstruction of the Administrative State

Jacques Derrida’s 1967 work Of Grammatology introduced the idea of deconstructionism – and no one knew what the hell he was talking about. Words have meaning only because of contrast-effects with other words. No word can acquire meaning in the way in which … Continue reading

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Siege Engines

Take the two-lane blacktop south from Avignon and grab lunch in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. That’s the ultimate Provençale village, absurdly charming but a little spooky. That’s the birthplace of Nostradamus, and there’s the asylum where they locked up Van Gogh after he … Continue reading

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At the Event Horizon

Astronomers can’t see black holes. They’re black. They’re so dense that light can’t escape them. This has to do with the relationship of mass to gravity. Neil Armstrong was lighter on the moon, a small body. He could sort of … Continue reading

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The Hidden-Ball Trick

Spring is here and for baseball fans – there are still a few of them – that means spring training, and long lazy games in Florida and Arizona that don’t mean much at all, which makes them a whole lot … Continue reading

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