Category Archives: Resistance Rebellion And Death

We Knew Who Trump Was All Along: The Assassination of New York Edition

If you were paying attention. I recently read Robert Fitch’s The Assassination of New York, which is about the transformation of New York City and was published in 1993. It’s always fascinating to see how and if ‘current events’ books … Continue reading

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Another Way to Prevent the Trump Chaff from Clogging Things Up

Last week, I discussed how media organizations shouldn’t waste time on Trump’s toilet tweets–the inanities that a narcissist constantly blurts out. Here’s another good media trick (boldface mine): Do these interviews truly need to be conducted “live” in the case … Continue reading

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One Way to Prevent Some of the Trump Chaff from Clogging Things Up

In a column in which Catherine Rampell offers four resolutions for the political press corps, this suggestion is pretty novel for the genre (boldface mine): Related: Don’t spend more time analyzing an idea that the president proposes than he spent … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Feeling Sad About Impeachment?

I understand why politicians need to make the Very Serious Face and talk about how Wednesday was a Sad Day For The Republic™. But I don’t feel sad at all. What Trump did was saddening, demoralizing, enraging, and so on, … Continue reading

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Pragmatism and the Power Primary

A while ago, I noted that most Democrats weren’t doing very well in what I called the “power primary“: If we briefly allow ourselves to be optimistic about 2021, let’s say Democrats control the House, the presidency, and the Senate. … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: What Impeachment Is All About

When you distill them down to their essence, this is what the impeachment hearings are about (boldface mine): The president sets foreign policy, after all, and perhaps he didn’t want to send lethal aid to Ukraine. The president’s vocal anti-anti-Trump … Continue reading

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Sondland’s Relief

One thing I noticed while watching some of Sondland’s impeachment hearing testimony is how relieved and relaxed he seemed (and I wasn’t alone in this). One reason might be that he probably won’t go down with the Trump ship (or … Continue reading

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