Tag Archives: Trump and Russia

Not Much but Everything

It wasn’t much. The date was Sunday, June 18, 1972, the byline was Alfred E. Lewis, Washington Post Staff Writer, and the story was this: Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence … Continue reading

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Evermore Powerful Bombs

There’s no clever opening here. Somehow, somewhere along the way, America became absurd – not mistaken – not momentarily gripped by some irrational fear or some irrational enthusiasm – just absurd. That may be Donald Trump’s doing. Philip Rucker, the … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

The world keeps changing. General Motors once defined America. What was good for General Motors was good for America – but General Motors just gets by now. Amazon just became the second company to reach one trillion dollars in market … Continue reading

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Political Counterprogramming

Not everyone watches the Super Bowl. The other networks provide an alternative – “chick flicks” on Hallmark and Lifetime – a first run movie somewhere else – or something ironic like the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl. This is … Continue reading

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Whispers in His Ear

In any large organization there’s the boss who says what’s what. This is the mission. This is what we’re trying to do, and never forget it. These are the policies. Implement them or get out. Keep your qualms to yourself. … Continue reading

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Searching For Enemies

There’s a new Hemingway short story – well, not new. It was written in 1956 and takes place in 1944 in Paris. Of course it does. By 1956, Hemingway was disgusted with being famous. He knew he couldn’t live up … Continue reading

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A Taste of the Absurd

Camus and Sartre started it all with that existentialism business. Think things through. Look at history. Be logical. Human existence has no provable inherent meaning or purpose. Existence is essence. There’s nothing else. Deal with it. Be a stoic hero. Give your … Continue reading

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