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The ‘national emergency’ is Trump


From The Hill: President Trump said on Friday that he “didn’t need to” declare a national emergency but did it to speed up construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I want to do it faster. I could do the wall … Continue reading

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Trump to Democrats: Stop digging, or else


From Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigation… If there is going to … Continue reading

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Blowin’ smoke on Super Sunday


I was sitting on the porch with Swamp Rabbit, trying to nail down the silliest Super Bowl moment. Was it Budweiser’s “Blowin’ In the Wind” commercial or the halftime performance by Maroon 5? “Ain’t nothin’ silly about ‘Blowin’ In the … Continue reading

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Weathering the reign of a fool


Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that … Continue reading

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‘Impeach the malefactor’ is way too polite


I was on the Blue Route last week, driving carefully to avoid being pulled over by the sort of sneaky cop who nailed me on Labor Day in a speed trap near Norristown. All was well until a Chevy Suburban … Continue reading

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The ultimate end-of-year list


I wanted to know why my friend Swamp Rabbit was hard at work writing down his worst blackouts of 2018. “It’s New Year’s,” he said. “I need to take stock.” He noted that we humans like to compile lists of … Continue reading

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Patti Smith to young artists: Brush your teeth


I was under-whelmed by Patti Smith’s landmark debut album Horses (1975), mostly because her voice was a mess and because I thought punk rock, stylistically, was a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing musical. But Smith wasn’t a punk … Continue reading

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