Tag Archives: Trump Impeachment

Governing by Ridicule

“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Matilda’s father keeps saying that in the Roald Dahl book – and Danny DeVito keeps saying that to the poor little girl … Continue reading

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Assess the Reverberations

The big news in Washington on Thursday, January 16, 2020, was that the big news in Washington would start the next week, on Tuesday afternoon, or maybe Wednesday afternoon – the impeachment trial of the president, this president, of Donald … Continue reading

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Really Trying Trump

Things can shift in just one day, and they just did: The House delivered two articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for President Trump’s trial as Republicans rallied behind the idea of parity between the … Continue reading

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Those Impossible Things

“But what a fool believes, he sees… What seems to be is always better than nothing, than nothing at all…” Long ago, in another age – 1979 actually – the nation was humming along to the hit song of the … Continue reading

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This Moral Freak Show

This was the week of the ninth and final Star Wars movie – the epic about good – the Rebel Alliance – fighting (seemingly forever) evil – the Empire. The good guys have “the force” with them. The bad guys … Continue reading

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Feel the Fear

Every era has its song. In 1965 it was Barry McGuire’s Eve of Destruction – perhaps the most pretentious protest song from those odd days. It was imitation Bob Dylan, written by P. F. Sloan, and he had offered it to … Continue reading

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The Cost of Chaos

West Point was a long time ago, just after the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed, just before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and we had to toss him out, and the Colonel in the family is finally retiring … Continue reading

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