Tag Archives: Trump War on the Press

Exacting Revenge

Extraordinarily insecure men, but hardly ever women, who feel that no one has ever really respected them, seek, and obtain, positions where they can force others to show them respect, even if it’s feigned respect, even if it’s coerced respect. … Continue reading

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Just Ignore Him

Baby Boomers – America’s Old Farts – remember duck-and-cover in grade school and watched that Dr. Strangelove movie in high school (1964) and on Election Day that year watched as Lyndon Johnson buried Barry Goldwater. Madmen in power can and probably … Continue reading

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Abandoning Commitment to Democracy

The past is the present. Nothing much changes. On November 7, 2006, the Republicans got wiped out in the midterm elections. They lost control of the House and Senate. Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House – a woman – … Continue reading

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The Three Tweets of Rage

Donald Trump can be impressive, in an odd crude way, but no one likes a whiner. Shakespeare is impressive, subtle and insightful, but no one likes King Lear – his least-performed tragedy. Lear is a whiner. The rich old king, losing his … Continue reading

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Searching For Enemies

There’s a new Hemingway short story – well, not new. It was written in 1956 and takes place in 1944 in Paris. Of course it does. By 1956, Hemingway was disgusted with being famous. He knew he couldn’t live up … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

There’s the small shopping center down on the corner with a Starbucks and a multiplex and a trendy fitness gym and a Trader Joe’s – where Schwab’s Drug Store once stood, where Lana Turner, in her tight sweater, wasn’t really … Continue reading

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Cult Status

Cult films are cool. They’re dumb films, often intentionally absurd, often intentionally ironic. The “cult” is in on the joke. They watch these things over and over and shout out the lines along with the actors on screen, or sing … Continue reading

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