Tag Archives: Tucker Carlson

Forcing the Issue

Things came to a head. On one side there’s what the Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Karoun Demirjian report here: Much of the Republican Party is pressing ahead with debunked claims about Ukraine as they defend President Trump from possible … Continue reading

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The Suddenly Shrinking President

Richard Parker wrote Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America back in 2014 and Karen Olsson ended her review of his book with this: Parker comes across as a kind of affable tour guide at a major attraction, who … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Ones

The only foreign capital named after a United States president is Monrovia, Liberia, named after James Monroe. That’s an odd country – it began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society, the organization that believed black people would face … Continue reading

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Outfoxed Again

Time flies. In March it was Jane Mayer in the New Yorker with The Making of the Fox News White House – which probably shocked no one – everyone had already guessed things like this: Sean Hannity has told colleagues … Continue reading

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The Ebola Weapon

Every family has a bad seed, or at least an oddball, which might explain Tucker Carlson – who grew up in Carlsbad, the very affluent resort town just north of San Diego, and immediately north of La Jolla, the extremely … Continue reading

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The Eve of Whatever

It was an odd news day, a Tuesday filled with talk about what might happen late Wednesday at the first presidential debate. It was a day of talk about what hadn’t happened yet and might not happen at all if … Continue reading

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The Rise of Unthinking Adolescent Petulance

Yes, 2009 is ancient history. Avatar was the big movie of the year – Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, as did John Updike and Andrew Wyeth, and Marilyn Chambers. And on January 20, Barack Obama became president. And everyone knew … Continue reading

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