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We Lost the Line

The second day of the impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump focused on recreating the events and timeline of the insurrection on January 6th, 2021. The House managers presentations contained many shocking and terrifying images. But among the elements of…

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Democracy on a Knife Edge

For a civil society to exist, there has to be agreement on some facts. There can be no democracy without a civil society. So here are a number of facts. Joe Biden was elected as President on November 3rd, 2020…

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Confronting the Abyss

  “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H.L. Mencken The next “election for America’s soul”…

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Sturm und Drang 2018

Is it any wonder nearly everyone is exhausted by the first year of the Trump presidency? The ongoing tweets from the Orange Man combined with incoherent foreign and domestic policies; a Republican party that looks more all the time like…

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