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A List

1. Donald Trump should not be president. 2. Hillary Clinton should not be president. 3. Bernie Sanders should not be president. A dog’s breakfast of an election. Usually there’s at least one who’s not entirely repellant. Gary? Too confused. Evan? … Continue reading

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When the History of 2016

is written, if it’s written, there will be no heroes nor innocent victims, just scoundrels and fools. I’m largely in agreement with Mr. French on this. The free-speech absolutist response to bad speech is usually better speech. I admit to … Continue reading

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Salad

The last couple of weeks dissolved in the acid bath of poor weather, people being sick and having emergencies (how dare they?), and the school schedule. The upshot is that garden clean up ceased entirely, and won’t resume until the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

I think I’ll get a haircut first. A curiosity of this curious presidential transition is that so many folks invest affection amounting to adoration in Mr. Obama, and dislike amounting to hatred in Mr. Trump. The President of the United … Continue reading

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What Goes Around . . .

Ross Douthat has some thoughts about the election, aimed at pro-life folks who are, holding their stomachs and gasping for air, thinking of voting for Trump. It’s a pretty good one; I think he’s getting something like this: A Clinton … Continue reading

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Pre-Mortem

Donald Trump is a cartoon of a man, a tycoon, a politician. He has the general outlines of a human being, without the details. How he came to be this way would be an interesting study, I suppose, but in … Continue reading

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No, Thank You Very Much

I doubt I will watch tonight’s debate. Since I will vote for neither, it seems wasteful of time. I suppose I’ll follow on Twitter and find a way to tune in if something amusing happens. Hah, “tune in,” so geriatric. … Continue reading

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Hard Times

In one corner we have Hillary, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, weirdly entitled. And at her heels, Sidney Blumenthal and Huma Abedin. And Carlos Danger. In the opposite corner we have The Donald, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, … Continue reading

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The Performing Trump

I’ll take a break from politics until Labor Day, at least, or until Trump quits, whichever comes first. On all sides, this campaign is too much like norovirus. As I leave, I’ll commend this very good essay from Kevin Williamson … Continue reading

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Eeyores All The Way Down

Among conservative Republicans, an endangered species, there’s a certain amount of squabbling between the #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary camps. This squabbling is unnecessary, because, alas, The Battle for 2016 is over. The Battle for the Future has yet to begin. Trump’s … Continue reading

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