Monthly Archives: November 2016

President Trump and the Constitution

Without getting into yet another discussion of how Donald Trump could possibly have been elected president of the United States, I do wonder how significant Tea Party influences are likely to be in his new administration. I am particularly interested … Continue reading

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Can I get a little smile? Come on

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Thank you, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

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A one-term president

I don’t know many people who supported Trump. I do keep in touch with a few high school friends on Facebook who seem to have a remarkably large number of friends who think Trump is just dandy. Many of them … Continue reading

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Denial, denial, denial

Yes, denial, fear, disbelief and a slew of other words. Another word is “reality.” It is a reality that Donald J. Trump is going to be president of the United States. It is a reality that much is at stake … Continue reading

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Words cannot express…

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Quote of the Day: Trump doesn’t like polls, again

“I do think a lot of polls are purposefully wrong. I think I can almost tell you by the people that do it. The media is very dishonest, extremely dishonest, and I think a lot of polls are phony. I … Continue reading

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Brady and Belichick on Team Trump, or not

Gisele Bundchen, New England QB Tom Brady’s partner posted on Instagram that she and Tom most emphatically did not vote for Donald Trump. This comes after Trump said in a speech yesterday that Brady called him to say he voted … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Democratic insiders near-certain of Clinton win CNN: Hillary Clinton wins Dixville Notch midnight vote Washington Post: Officials brace for chaotic day of voting New York Times: Presidential election: Voters decide between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton NBC News: Can Donald … Continue reading

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Night Music: Bruce Springsteen – “Long Walk Home” (2007)

Bruce Springsteen played an incredible acoustic version of “Long Walk Home” at the election eve Philadelphia rally for Hillary Clinton. A good enough reason to post it.

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Hillary Clinton’s closing statement – keepin’ it positive

Hillary Clinton will run a two-minute ad Monday night, which her campaign is calling a closing message, to be aired during “The Voice” and “Kevin Can Wait” and estimated to reach 20 million people. “It’s not just my name and … Continue reading

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Trump’s cabinet (oh, my)

For anyone still looking for a reason to be terrified of a Trump presidency, consider Attorney General Rudy Giuliani or Secretary of State Newt Gingrich. For a while it looked liked a fool’s errand for Trump’s campaign to be seriously … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Gov. Christie on Bridgegate

“…one of the abjectly most stupid things I’ve ever seen.” -New Jersey Governor Chris Christie discussing the conviction of two former aides for creating massive traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as political payback. Considering that everyone believed Christie … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Emails don’t warrant action against Hillary Clinton, F.B.I. Director says CNN Politics: Clinton leads in new polls in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania NBC News: NBC’s final Battleground Map shows Clinton with a significant lead Washington Post: Clinton and Trump in last-day dash … Continue reading

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Night Music: Roy Hamilton – “Unchained Melody” (1955)

Roy Hamilton (1929-1969) was an American R&B and pop singer who had most of his success in the 1950s. In addition to “Unchained Melody, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “You Can Have Her” are songs that did well for him. … Continue reading

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FBI says nothing new in Abedin emails

This will make your day: The F.B.I. informed Congress on Sunday that it has not changed its conclusions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, removing a dark cloud that has been hanging over … Continue reading

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The Trump campaign won’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story

If you watched this interview between CNN’s Jake Tapper and Trump Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway this morning, you might have come away with the impression I did, which is that Conway will never get back any degree of credibility post-campaign, … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Trump’s closing gambit

“There’s little doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle despite her effort to disparage and … Continue reading

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SNL cold opening with a special ending

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Hillary Clinton appears to gain late momentum on surge of Latino voters ABC News: Qualifications, temperament aid Clinton in campaign’s closing days: poll CNN Politics: Trump appeals restraining order on poll-watching activities in Ohio MSNBC: Reports: Anti-Clinton … Continue reading

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