How big is Trump’s base?

We hear all the time about Donald Trump’s “base”: that hard core of fervent supporters who see Trump as some kind of Second Coming, America’s savior who can do practically no wrong. We know that Trump is continually motivated by ...

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Oprah for President?

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes ceremony on television, but I caught Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech on Youtube. It was very powerful; all the more impressive for having been delivered (I assume) without benefit of a teleprompter. So now, there’s ...

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A New Year’s Movie Recommendation

Happy New Year! When have I ever made a movie recommendation on this blog?  Actually, never.  So, since I am doing that today, you know it must be with good reason.  “The Post” is terrific, a true must-see.  Not only ...

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The UN, The US and Jerusalem

Most of the world opposes Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian land on the West Bank, but nobody is willing to do anything concrete about it.  That’s mainly because the world’s most influential country, its only genuine superpower, stands ready ...

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How is this liar different…?

Another post about Trump’s mendacity? Yes, another, and so I suppose I have to confess that I am a bit obsessed about this subject. Why? Trump is dangerous and destructive and ugly in so many ways; why is it that ...

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Out of Balance

The last I saw some 11 Democratic senators have called upon Al Franken to resign. I have already explained my opinion—which I see no reason to change—that he should not. (I do think that some kind of formal censure resolution ...

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Impeachment

Should Democrats be calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump? YES, for two reasons: First, impeachment is the right thing to do. Second, it is the politically smart thing to do. Impeachment is the right thing to do because the ...

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Mendacity or Delusion? (II)

Some recent statements reportedly made in private by Donald Trump have prompted renewed interest in a question I raised months ago: Is Trump just a bald-faced liar or does he actually believe some or many of the falsehoods that he ...

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Powerful Men Behaving Badly

So, it seems, men are pigs. Not all men, of course, but evidently a far larger percentage of our male population than I would have imagined just a short time ago. Hopefully, the revelations of the last couple of months ...

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The Russia Problem

Every once in a while Donald Trump says something that makes sense. For example, he has just asserted, “I want to solve North Korea Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!” It is indeed true that a more harmonious ...

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