Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Corruption of Media Culture

November 29, 2017 In this morning’s NYTimes, Tom Friedman leads off his column with these words In a recent MSNBC interview I described President Trump as a “brain-eating disease.” I did so because his indecent behavior, and nonstop outrageous tweets … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson Calls Out Twaddle

November 17, 2017 In this week’s New York Review of Books, Marilynne Robinson makes a public declaration of her disgust with deconstructionism. Robinson is a 2012 recipient of a National Humanities Medal, and teaches at the University of Iowa Writer’s … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won: Edsall’s Analysis

November 16, 2017 I’ve read dozens and dozens of articles dissecting why Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016,  Many of them made sense.  Many of them were illuminating.  But none has hit me as hard as Thomas Edsall’s column … Continue reading

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James Fallows and Me on ‘Tribal’

November 9, 2017 Back on October 31, James Fallows of The Atlantic published a piece titled The Broken Check and Balance.  The header for it said “It’s up to Congress to police the executive—but so far, its Republican leaders are … Continue reading

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What’s Unfair and Fraudulent in the GOP Tax Proposal

November 6, 2017 A few days ago in We Want Fair, Not Fraudulent Tax Reform, I promised some links to pieces showing the GOP Tax proposal to be unfair and fraudulent.  Here they are — and there may be more. … Continue reading

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We Want Fair, Not Fraudulent, Tax Reform

November 3, 2017 I sat in on a conference call yesterday with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi organized by people for the American Way.  Topic: the Republican tax proposal.  I was grateful for the opportunity, but disappointed in the offering. The … Continue reading

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