Category Archives: History

Why was anyone surprised?

There’s been a lot of Sturm and Drang about Trump’s performance with Putin in Helsinki yesterday, but I don’t know what everyone is getting so excited about: it was completely predictable. Some commentators are saying that Trump’s performance was treasonous, … Continue reading

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The Legacy that Republicans are Creating and will have to Wrestle With

When I was about eighteen months old, my parents dropped me off at a Catholic nunnery for about two weeks. My sister was about to be born, there were complications, and my Grandparents (they thought) had enough on their hands … Continue reading

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Sometimes Someone Does the Right Thing for All the Wrong Reasons

President Drumpf and Kim Jong Un met last night (Tuesday morning their time) in Singapore. What will come out of it? Who knows? Even if they come to an ostensible agreement, it’s a long way to that actually meaning something. … Continue reading

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Both Sons of Privilege, and yet so Different

As many have heard on the news, it’s been 50 years since Bobby Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.[1] I was thinking today about the differences between Kennedy and our current President, one Donald John Drumpf. Consider: Both are white … Continue reading

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President Moron-in-Chief pulls out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Most of you heard the news on Tuesday that President Moron in Chief had withdrawn the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Back in July of 2015, I posted an … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

This month in autocrats, we’ve had some interesting examples of déjà vu “all over again.” In an election that had all the suspense of a Harlem Globetrotters match, Vladimir Putin has won re-election to a six  year term as President … Continue reading

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The Trump Administration actually can ask the citizenship question on the Census

Today I’m going to be separating myself from some of my progressive friends on whether or not the Trump administration can ask the Census Bureau whether a respondent is a United States citizen as part of the Decennial Census questionnaire. … Continue reading

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