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The only thing worse than not letting all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out

“The early days of the Trump administration (‘The 45th president’, January 21st) bring to mind Robert Graves’s “I Claudius”. The ageing Roman emperor longs for the return of the republic. To this end he marries Agrippina, mother of Nero, hoping … Continue reading

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Delusional Republic

“But can Trump voters be convinced that things are getting better when they aren’t? The truth is that I don’t know. Views on many issues are driven by motivated reasoning, and when people say that things got worse under Obama, … Continue reading

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What do Trump voters want?

“… In this terrible political year, the story was in part one of people in Appalachia angrily demanding a return of the good jobs they used to have mining coal — even though the world doesn’t want more coal given … Continue reading

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America’s Kaligula Theater, episode 2

Call me Madam! Molly Kiely is on fire. And… Rudy Giuliani Is Donald Trump’s Top Pick for Secretary of State, Diplomat John Bolton Also in Running, by Nicholas Hautman, Weekly US, November 15, 2016 Sigh. Well, maybe the U.S. will … Continue reading

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America’s Kaligula Theater, episode 1

Okay, I’m back. Do I want to be back? No, of course not. I was hoping I could hit the political snooze button for another four years, but it is not to be. I’m sorry Hillary lost. I’m sure she’s … Continue reading

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