Tag Archives: Donald Trump

It’s Doug Jones

10:49 p.m. I’ve turned my TV off twice in the last forty-five minutes as it became clearer that Doug Jones was likely going to win the Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate. He beat the alleged pedophile, definite bigot, … Continue reading

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Starving the punditry class

“If we listen to those who wail that taking someone’s punditry gig and book contract is the same as if you “kill a guy,” Ana Maria Cox writes, “I suspect we’re in for a whole rash of reincarnation.” Franken will … Continue reading

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Regarding belief in the rule of law

A couple of items stood out this Sunday morning. First, prompted by a friend, I checked out the Trump administration’s national AIDS policy. Thorough and impressive, right? As thorough and impressive as seeing the categories of victims in Trump’s World … Continue reading

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Now we’re in for it…

Although as of this moment the Senate has halted forward motion on Millionaires Bailout Act II, the enthusiasm of Susan Collins and John McCain adduce a general caviling to the wishes of the donor class that represents the true GOP … Continue reading

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This is why the GOP sticks by Trump

Buried in the Washington Post’s letter section is this reasonable little missive: I calculated the impact of the Republican Senate and House tax “reform” bills based on my 2016 income tax return and found that my wife’s and my tax … Continue reading

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The Obama presidency’s ‘profound psychological wound’ on white Americans

For the first time in my life, my family and I are leaving town for Thanksgiving (details of which will follow). Because it’s a smaller group, I predict no arguments about kneeling football players, Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton and uranium, … Continue reading

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Election night 2017

With Danica Roems winning a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, Jeremy Northam winning the governor’s race in the commonwealth after running an execrable campaign, and Phil Murphy’s victory in New Jersey, I have a thoughtful response for what … Continue reading

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The limits of hypocrisy

In broadcast political media circles the only dead man more overestimated than Tim Russert is Walter Cronkite, who retired before the Reagan administration waged war on public trust in government, which led to the erosion of trust in institutions that … Continue reading

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‘In an ideal world, the United States would not be systematically soft on white-collar crime’

Watching the 6:30 FOX News segment led by stolid Brett Baier last night was like stepping into a leprosy ward after an afternoon of sunshine, a suspicion shared by several anonymous FOX employees today, as it happens. Hours ago, Robert … Continue reading

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The GOP’s moral courage

While y’all slept after an afternoon of tweeting about Jeff Flake’s vow to stay in the Senate as long as voters allow until Trumpism is destroyed, the Senate complicated your attempts to file a class action lawsuit against a behemoth … Continue reading

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Roy Moore, the Republican Party’s death head

When MSNBC producers started inviting Jennifer Rubin on talk shows, I thought this Rubin was a pod person grown in Leonard Nimoy’s office in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The Rubin I knew as Washington Post columnist in the early … Continue reading

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‘It feels surreal, being a Puerto Rican…’

“Puerto Rico” – as homeland, as concept – is personal for Miamians. Thousands of Cubans settled on the island after Fidel seized power, including my great great aunt, a San Juan resident until 1989. I’ve never visited its historical landmarks … Continue reading

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