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Distracting Ourselves to Death

October 10, 2017 - 7:00am

When President Trump said a few days ago that now isn't the time for a debate about gun control, presumably he meant that we should respect a decent interval of time for mourning after the Las Vegas shooting before launching into a political discussion that historically has led nowhere.

We Were Told There'd Be Dirt

July 12, 2017 - 7:00am

That quaking beneath your feet is from shock waves in Washington where tipping points are merging with other tipping points to create the Mother of All Tipping Points.

Punch-Drunk Trump

July 5, 2017 - 7:00am

As the nation was preparing to celebrate its storied independence from the British crown, the president secured his place as history's greatest jester.

President Jujitsu and the Art of the Bluff

June 26, 2017 - 7:00am

Five months into Donald Trump's administration, only the unwise doubt the president's intelligence.

In His Head, Not Ours

June 16, 2017 - 7:00am

In one of Walker Percy's brilliant novels, "The Second Coming," protagonist Will Barrett keeps falling down for no apparent reason. He also suffers trances during which he contemplates existential questions.

Trump's Accidental Call to Action

June 5, 2017 - 7:00am

A curious thing happened on President Trump's way out of the Paris climate accord. American mayors, governors, corporate leaders and others immediately committed to meeting the agreement's terms, anyway.

Good Luck, Mr. President?

May 22, 2017 - 7:00am

So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ...

Major, Major, Bigly, Bigly, Enough, Enough

May 1, 2017 - 7:00am

Donald Trump couldn't be more relieved than this columnist for the end of the blasted first 100 days.

Donald Jong Un

April 24, 2017 - 7:00am

Foreign leaders and local interlocutors, aka pundits, might as well take a vacation for the next few minutes until Donald Trump's next foreign policy "strategy" surfaces from deep within his amygdala.

The Obfuscation Game

April 5, 2017 - 7:00am

If there is one operative rule in this city's left-right paradigm, it is to shift the focus of any conversation that seems at risk of revealing something approximating truth -- a game at which the current administration and its media surrogates happen to excel.

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