Tag Archives: Trump and the Truth

Erase the Past

A week is an age in the Age of Trump. One damned thing after another happens every day, or every hour. And no one can remember what happened a week ago. Last week “Chuck and Nancy” sat down with President … Continue reading

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Preemptive Explanations

Something was happening. Someone was worried. The press may be the enemy of the people, but the press can be useful. It was Tuesday. It was time for preemptive explanations, so the president actually used the press: Facing the prospect … Continue reading

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The Bluff

Everyone remembers the 1923 Conference of Lausanne, the international conference called to update European defense treaties to account for the rise of the new post-Ottoman Turkey. No? That’s okay. Everyone remembers Ernest Hemingway’s dispatch from Lausanne from January 27, 1923, … Continue reading

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Mister Motor-Mouth

Donald Trump says things. Some take him seriously, some don’t, and late last year there was this: PolitiFact checked 77 Trump statements and found that 76 percent of them were Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire. In other words, … Continue reading

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