Tag Archives: Trump Unhinged

The Summer Gone Wrong

That was an odd week. It was the middle of summer and there was no baseball, except for that pleasant All-Star Game that means nothing at all – and then the season resumed on Friday evening. That’s fine. Everyone needs … Continue reading

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Just Not Radical Enough

Donald Trump has had border problems. Mexico was never going to pay for that wall. When he had majorities in both the House and Senate, his own party told him American taxpayers weren’t going to pay for that wall either. … Continue reading

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Big and Very Deep, Record Deep

The Goldwater rule is the informal name given to section 7 in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics, which states that it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures whom they have … Continue reading

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That Second Civil War

Young people roll their eyes when those of us now in our seventies talk about the sixties. But that was the decade to come of age in America. In high school it was the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis – we … Continue reading

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Maximum Exasperation

What just happened didn’t happen. What you saw you didn’t see. America has never had a president who said such things, but it does now: President Trump threatened on Friday to keep the federal government partly closed for “months or even … Continue reading

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Now Dawning on America

It was a Frank Capra movie. Jimmy Stewart, the idealistic new senator, somehow stops the corrupt old men who think they run the country – or he finds out that the big bankers cannot ruin his life after all – … Continue reading

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When Exhaustion is Progress

Things were hot out here in 1992 – on April 29, a jury acquitted four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department for use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King. But everyone had seen the … Continue reading

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