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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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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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Watch What Happens Next

July 6, 2017 Since the election I’ve urged people not (NOT) to pay attention to what Donald Trump says.  It’s a circus, it’s a distraction.  Some people think his tweets (etc.) are meant to be a distraction, but I have … Continue reading

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Trump Vs. Republicans (3): The Speech to a Joint Session

What to make of the President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night? I’ve read many takes on the speech (more below on this) but the general drift is this: (a) it went over well with the … Continue reading

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Worries and Dissents 17.2.3

From time to time I want to link to intelligent worries I come across, and also to interesting dissents from the way I see things. While the Trump administration continues careening through its first weeks, David Brooks focuses on the … Continue reading

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