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Donald Trump Must Be Held Responsible for the Michigan Terrorist Plot

“Liberate Michigan!”  Thus Tweeted Donald Trump on April 17, as armed militia groups and so-called “patriots” assembled outside the Michigan capitol building and then occupied the capitol itself, denouncing the pandemic response of Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer as “tyranny,” intimidating state legislators, and forcing the legislative session to adjourn. “There’s no middle ground anymore”  Thus spoke “Steve,”Continue reading “Donald Trump Must Be Held Responsible for the Michigan Terrorist Plot”

The Fight Is Not Over, Joe! Now Is Not the Time to Politically Disarm, It is the Time to Win

The Biden campaign is reportedly pulling down all negative ads against Trump. And the reason appears to be Joe Biden’s almost absolute commitment to a political campaign centered on personal decency. As the Washington Post reported:“This is not a matter of politics,” Biden said of Trump’s diagnosis. “It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that weContinue reading “The Fight Is Not Over, Joe! Now Is Not the Time to Politically Disarm, It is the Time to Win”

The Commentariat Must Stop Pretending That Trump Is a Normal President Deserving Our Concern. He is a Menace.

When we watch a dramatic performance, we enter into a tacit “bargain” with the performers. They act as if they are the characters they are playing. And we watch as if they are who they are pretending to be. This is called “suspension of disbelief.” The guy playing Hamlet may actually be my neighbor. ButContinue reading “The Commentariat Must Stop Pretending That Trump Is a Normal President Deserving Our Concern. He is a Menace.”

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