Tag Archives: Trump Impulsiveness

The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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Shaming Trump

It was Vienna. It was 1923. Sigmund Freud published The Ego and the Id – an attempt to clarify why everyone is so screwed up. He knew why. Everyone is conflicted. Everyone is of three minds. Freud gave them names. The … Continue reading

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On Doing No Harm

There’s the Hippocratic Oath – a promise to act ethically. Swearing to some sort of modified form of this oath is a rite of passage for new physicians, although this oath has little to do with medicine itself. This has to do … Continue reading

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The Man with Low Impulse Control

This is an industry town and this is the industry news – “Hollywood suffered its worst weekend box office in sixteen years, as the worst summer movie season in more than a decade nears a merciful end.” It’s a bit … Continue reading

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No Eleven-Dimensional Chess Here

There’s a cliché for everything, even one for explaining Donald Trump’s impulsiveness. Early in his campaign, he blurted out that John McCain wasn’t a war hero at all. John McCain had been captured early in the Vietnam War. Sure, he … Continue reading

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On Managing Zombies

The living dead want to eat your brains. Everyone knows this. In movies and on television we are moving from the age of moody sexy vampires to the age of flesh-eating mindless zombies. There are fewer vampires and more zombies, … Continue reading

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The Major Minor

It was a minor thing, really. And then it became major. Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI over that email business and Donald Trump sensed an opening. A few days earlier Bill Clinton had surprised the … Continue reading

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