Tag Archives: Trump and Russia

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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A Clear and Present Danger

Tom Clancy spun a pretty good yarn in A Clear and Present Danger – a president issues an executive order to assassinate a whole lot of Colombian drug lords, without telling Congress, or Colombia, because a president can do that, … Continue reading

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The Alternative to History

There are authors with too much time on their hands. They write alternative history to amuse themselves. In 1931, British historian Sir John Squire collected a series of essays from some of the leading historians of the period for his anthology If It … Continue reading

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