Tag Archives: Trump Tweets

The Sneer of Power

Reality is difficult. In 2006, a week before the midterm elections, Karl Rove predicted “a Republican Senate and Republican House” because all the polling was wrong. The “surge” in Iraq wasn’t working and Katrina had wiped out both New Orleans … Continue reading

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Consecutive Multiple Mistakes

The Trump presidency was imploding and the polite and decent Democrats had another debate, chatting about big ideas when it would have been better to step aside and let the nation watch the president rage-tweet his way to oblivion. Never … Continue reading

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That Fog of Doubt

Step aside for two days. Step back. Gain a bit of perspective. Pause. Things will make more sense. Nope, that doesn’t work. Things now make even less sense: When President Trump displayed a large map of Hurricane Dorian’s path in … Continue reading

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A Culture of Denial

Sometimes the odd little news stories tell bigger stories, like this one: Ticks are swarming, carrying myriad diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever and making people ill. And, as one congressman believes, these ticks came from secret … Continue reading

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Try Doing Something

Fans of obscure nineteenth century British aphorisms tend to like William Shenstone, who once said that the world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters. That’s a British thing. Those brutal and cruel, … Continue reading

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Leadership and Decency

Crisis doesn’t build character or destroy it. No one is changed by a crisis, for better or worse. No one suddenly becomes a hero, or a cowardly villain. People are who they are. Crises do no more than reveal character. … Continue reading

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Just Saying Things

Hollywood, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – There’s a glow in the distance, about ten blocks east. That’s the Oscars. They’re handing out the little gold statues again. This happens every year. The locals hide, but everything will be back to … Continue reading

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