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A monster in the White House

I know this comes as no great shock, but Trump is truly a despicable human being – an unbelievably prickish bastard. Here he is questioning the sincerity of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s emotional response to the havoc created by Trump’s Muslim … Continue reading

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And my hometown – nice

Highlights from #WomensMarch gatherings from around the world — including New York: https://t.co/FrvNbnX40w pic.twitter.com/ZY71kxpNNu — NYT Metro Desk (@NYTMetro) January 23, 2017

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Trump’s instinct to humiliate

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So, we can all agree no one knows how this thing will go?

Larry Sabato says what many of us are thinking: In just a couple of weeks, the old sun will be completely eclipsed by the new one. Democrats will be essentially on their own, in a greatly diminished role. Their future … Continue reading

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Does civility matter in politics?

I used to think it did, but perhaps that has changed with everything else we thought we knew. We used to think that the nastiness played itself out in the House or at the party level, and that the president … Continue reading

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The Puritans didn’t f**ck around

I’m using part of my holiday  break to read Alan Taylor’s brilliant book on early American History called American Colonies. If you don’t know Taylor, you might look him up as he won the Pulitzer Prize for William Cooper’s Town, … Continue reading

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Listen Here: “Cool Yule” – Louis Armstrong (1953), Bette Midler (2006)

Here’s a Christmas gem. “Cool Yule” was written by Steve Allen and introduced by Louis Armstrong in 1953, and more recently covered by Bette Midler on her album Cool Yule in 2006. Both are featured below.

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Can’t argue with this logic

Newt Gingrich: The Constitution gives the president of the United States an extraordinarily wide grant of authority to use the power of the pardon. I’m not saying he should. I’m not saying he will. It also allows a president in … Continue reading

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This Day in American History: December 18, 1965 – The U.S. prohibits slavery

United States Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibited slavery throughout the USA.

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