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Pistol-packing pol doesn’t mind dying


Now the senator came down here/Showing everyone his gun… — Bob Dylan, “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again” This guy isn’t a senator. He’s Rep. Ralph Norman, and he is fast, fast on the draw. So fast … Continue reading

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Trump has nothing to ‘lose’


Reporters and White House insiders seemed to agree yesterday that Donald Trump was “losing it” I wondered what they were talking about. Did they mean his ability to put aside personal problems and focus on the welfare of others? Was … Continue reading

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From Iraq to Trumpland


Tom Engelhardt marks the 15th anniversary of the start of a war that seems more disastrous with each passing year: In an act of pure wizardry, bin Laden drew out of Bush, Cheney, and company their deepest geopolitical fantasies about … Continue reading

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We’ve got a long way to go, baby


Last week Johnnie Walker Black Label, the scotch company, introduced “The Jane Walker Edition” in an effort to persuade women to drink more scotch and …to coincide with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrations. In a multi-faceted attempt … Continue reading

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WP: Arctic warmth is ‘stunning’ scientists


Swamp Rabbit and I stopped for an overnight at a motel midway through a sales trip in upstate PA – Trump country. Some cadaver in camo gear checked us in and said there would be no meals until 7 a.m., … Continue reading

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Trump’s plan to stop school shootings


Donald Trump thinks real life is a reality TV show, or an old cowboy movie. To counter the threat of more mass shootings in schools, he wants to issue guns to 20 percent of schoolteachers in America. The movie version … Continue reading

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‘Your people I do not understand’


On Sunday night the Eagles won their first Super Bowl and there was joy in Mudville, a.k.a. South Philly. I could hear the revelers from my bedroom window, hooting and honking car horns, breaking glass, rejoicing. Reminding the world that … Continue reading

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