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Just a quick post today to let you know that it will be a while before you hear again from your favorite blogger. I had replacement surgery on Wednesday on my right shoulder.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before ...

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PS on Biden

If you’ve already read my post yesterday on the charge against Biden, I need to let you know that after writing it I came across this excellent article, which may be the best single compilation of all the reasons to ...

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My website host is still apparently having problems getting notices of my posts out to all subscribers. Please ignore this “post” unless you are a g-mail subscriber.  If you are, and you did get notice of this post in your ...

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Woodward’s New Book

Just a short post today to provide a link, because I couldn’t resist passing this on.  The title tells it all: ” Donald Trump Is an Unhinged, Lying, Fifth-Grade, Goddamn Dumbbell—And That’s Just What His Friends Say“

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So, what’s the story?

If you don’t read the New York Times, or if you read only the print newspaper, you may not be familiar with Thomas Edsall, a veteran journalist who has written several valuable books on US politics and contributes a consistently ...

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Short Takes

SURPRISE—No Tapes! Did anybody really believe that Trump had tapes of his conversations with Comey? What does surprise me is that all the commentators I’ve seen have expressed puzzlement at Trump’s motives for the ruse, speculating that he was trying ...

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Query to Readers

Google Analytics supplies me with statistics on the readership of this website—total readers, location by country and city, time spent on the site, etc. I’ve been happy to note a very substantial increase in readership this past month, which I ...

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Glitch Fixed

Thanks to the readers who alerted me to the glitch in the link in my last post.  It’s fixed.

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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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Jeb the Populist

Jeb Bush has come out with a proposal for re-vamping the tax code. You can get a pretty good idea of the substance of his proposal by reading the article in today’s New York Times. But people typically don’t read ...

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