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Trump, the Scandalist

I once read that one meaning of scandal, lost in English but retained in some other languages, is roughly “uproar in the theater”. This might be due to star feuds or controversial staging or slipshod performance or messy personal lives … Continue reading

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Let’s Shake…. Your Hands! Your Hands! The Horror! The Hooooorrrrrooooorrr..

Since people were commenting on Trump’s very weird behavior with Merkel I thought I’d share my theory thanks to a bit of info I recently found out (apparently old news in Germany). Merkel is a compulsive fingernail biter, apparently to … Continue reading

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What Trump Offers Conservatives

In light of the current Milo contretemps I decided to finally get around to a sequel to this post. There I pointed out what Trump gives progressives (short answer – a reason to live and escape from responsibility). The answer … Continue reading

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Bill Kristol Explains Everything…

The single best explanation for why Donald Trump won the election in 2016, come quite unintentionally from well-known Neocon (and asshole) Bill Kristol. The occasion was an American Enterprise Institute discussion earlier this week, which was quite fortunately recorded. While … Continue reading

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Changing the Conversation = Winning

This is very wrong. Even if judges strike down all of Trump’s immigration orders then he’s still won because he’s changed the conversation. The idea that the US must take in large numbers of immigrants and/or refugees is now dead. … Continue reading

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Calling President Pence

What’s interesting here is that many who hate Trump would probably prefer Pence though in a lot of ways he’s far worse. What the most strident Trumpophobes sense is that while Pence is terrible, he’s terrible in a familiar way. … Continue reading

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Department of Still-Not-Getting-It

Many people still don’t understand why Donald Trump is now the President of the and what that’s probably going to mean. The single biggest takeaway from 2016 is that the political spectrum (in the US and Europe) is realigning. Right … Continue reading

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