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Another day, another new low for Trump


Let’s say you’re one of the Navajo veterans of WW II who used your native language to create coded messages that the Japanese military couldn’t possibly figure out. You survived battles in the South Pacific, where Japanese soldiers usually fought … Continue reading

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Kelly should have kept his mouth shut


Remember when John Kelly was chosen to restore order in the White House? It was only a few months ago. The talking heads on TV effusively praised the new chief of staff. He was, after all, a former Marine general, … Continue reading

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Trump has a lock on ‘worst person’ award


Former cable news show host Keith Olbermann used to do a segment called “Worst Person in the World” that shined a light on a politician or personality who had made news that day by doing something unusually cruel or dishonest. … Continue reading

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Raw Republicanism


Donald Trump is a vindictive fraud with an orange (or is it yellow?) skunk pelt on his head, but there’s nothing new about his politics: … He is the logical extension of the way the Republican Party has been operating since … Continue reading

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The DNC celebrity fest, from a distance


This year’s Democratic National Convention is at the Wells Fargo Center –the same building that hosted the RNC in 2000, but with another corporate name. It’s one of several sports venues on Philly’s southern fringe, far removed from any actual street life. You … Continue reading

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The art of the heel


This week it’s the Democrats’ turn to make empty promises while they officially nominate a candidate almost as unpopular as Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is a war hawk in the style of her friend Henry Kissinger; a shapeshifting phony on issues ranging from gay … Continue reading

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Melania’s rude awakening?


Here’s my friend Swamp Rabbit imagining Melania Trump and the Donald after she found out part of her speech at the 2016 Republican convention was lifted from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic convention: “How could you do zis to me? All … Continue reading

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