Tag Archives: Donald Trump

“He can’t help retaliating”

I heard that line on a Slate Political Gabfest. The question had to do with Donald Trump’s response to things he thinks of as insults. He hits back hard. [1] Hitting back hard” takes the place of “running a disciplined … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism I

I really wanted the title “If Authoritarianism is Trump, We Need a New Deal.”  Alas.  It was too long to use. It is a presidential election year in the United States. A Summer Olympics year everywhere else. This year, more … Continue reading

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Do you want a party or a nominee? Choose.

On May 3, the New York Times editorial board published a piece with the title, “It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now.” They were referring to Trump’s convincing and unexpected win in the Indiana primary, so I know what they had in … Continue reading

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Sustainable Systemic Political Change

For me, the drama is beginning to leak out of the primary balloons. “Informed people” are beginning to speculate about Hillary’s possible running mates. I will want to check back in as the Republican convention decides whether there should be … Continue reading

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The Polls Don’t Lie

Of course, they don’t tell the truth either. The New York Times/CBS poll came out last week. I discarded the rest of my electronic New York Times and called up the poll. What do these 1,252 potential voters have to … Continue reading

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The Donald is just a weed

A lot of people are worried about Donald Trump. As a liberal Democrat, I have many reasons to worry about him, myself. That is not what I am going to write about today, but before I take up my topic, … Continue reading

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Can the Republican Party survive 2016?

This season of primary elections is confusing. I grant that. But it may be the last one like this we see for quite a while, so it might be worth our while to try to get some sense of what … Continue reading

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Trump: Not So Much a Candidate as a Tantrum

I have ranted in one setting or another recently about the movie Inside Out, which nearly everyone has found to be delightful and which no one, myself excepted, has found to be dangerously subversive. Today, I would like to make … Continue reading

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