Brexit and the US

The Brexit vote inevitably invites comparison to the upcoming presidential election in the United States.   It’s clear that Brexit wasn’t just a vote to leave the European Union: It was a vote against immigration, laden with racial fears and resentment. ...

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Brexit

I’ve been on vacation the last couple of weeks in wondrous, beautiful, unreal Switzerland,* so I’m taking the lazy blogger’s way out and linking to a couple of other bloggers with minimal comments of my own. I haven’t followed the ...

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Fraud!

“We wuz robbed!” That is the contention of a not insignificant number of voices on the Internet who believe that the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination has been riddled with election fraud, that a clean contest might have made ...

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Trump and the Media

Donald Trump is pissed at the media, or, at least, so he says. In  a news conference on Tuesday, Trump lambasted the media as “not good people,” “extremely dishonest” and “sleazy,” among other epithets.  What ingratitude! The media have been ...

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Stuck with Hillary

No question about it, and no way to spin it. The State Department report on Hillary Clinton’s e-mails is damaging. It reinforces popular negatives that continue to dog Hillary—arrogant, presumptuous, secretive, stubborn and not entirely honest.   Particularly disturbing—indeed incomprehensible—is the ...

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Democrats at War

It is painful for me to acknowledge that the Democratic presidential nominating contest is getting out of hand, and that the weight of responsibility for that unhappy development rests with my candidate, Bernie Sanders.   I wouldn’t begin to try to ...

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Facebook Should Just Say No

In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune has voiced concerns that Facebook’s “Trending Topics” section is biased against conservative viewpoints. Thune wants Zuckerberg to explain its organizational structure and processes for “Trending Topics” and ...

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Cruz’s Excellent Diatribe

Excellent? Me, say that about Ted Cruz? Have I ever had anything good to say about Cruz? I don’t think so, but I really do feel compelled to report on his press conference yesterday morning, which seems to have gotten ...

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The State of the GOP

Let us pause for a moment amidst this topsy-turvy presidential election year to contemplate the state of the Grand Old Party.   The GOP is set to nominate as its candidate for President of the United States a hatemongering, clinically narcissistic ...

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What HRC Isn’t & What She Is

Two articles in yesterday’s NY Times usefully shed light on the probable 2016 Democratic nominee for president . Hillary-haters ought to read Nicholas Kristof’s op.ed. Kristof debunks the myth that Hillary is an exceptionally devious or mendacious or shifty politician. ...

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