Category Archives: humor

Autumn in Pennsyltucky


Swamp Rabbit and I had just finished another dreary sales trip and were driving home from Pennsyltucky, that vast stretch of Trump country that lies between Philly and Pittsburgh. Billie Holiday was on the radio, singing “Autumn in New York,” … Continue reading

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Trump’s accomplices in the media


I will not be held like a drunkard/ under the cold tap of facts… — Leonard Cohen The news today is Donald Trump. The news every day is Trump. One day he’s  lying about Dianne Feinstein as his fans chant … Continue reading

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The Times’s Trump story is a few years too late


“I built what I built myself,” Mr. Trump has said, a narrative that was long amplified by often-credulous coverage from news organizations, including The Times. Certainly a handful of journalists and biographers, notably Wayne Barrett, Gwenda Blair, David Cay Johnston … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh’s dirty secrets still surfacing


The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner (I wrote the following before a third accuser came forward today.) I’d just got back from a sales job upstate at a ski resort that doubles as a … Continue reading

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We live in a democracy — or so they say


This is what happens when all the president’s men are grifters: Another day, another set of regulations targeted for reversal by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. The latest possible rollback affects a powerful greenhouse gas with up to 36 times … Continue reading

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A weasel auditions for the Supremes


Brett Kavanaugh knows why Donald Trump chose him to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and so do all the Republican senators who are so eager to finish the confirmation charade. Even my friend Swamp Rabbit knows, and … Continue reading

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Donald Trump as Johnny Friendly


You can tell a lot about a president’s background just by his style of speech. Woodrow Wilson spoke like a cold-hearted preacher, FDR like an easy-going aristocrat, Harry Truman like a humble dry goods merchant, Ronald Reagan like a too-wholesome … Continue reading

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