Category Archives: 2020 presidential campaign

In American history this man finds hope. I’m with him

A terrific essay in the New York Times, “ Why the Searing Politics of the Trump Era Give Me Hope: American political history suggests that an age of renewal lies ahead,” by Lee Drutman. It confirmed my deep sense of … Continue reading

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When did the party game called Telephone turned into an obscene call?

I was reminded about Telephone when I worked for Malcolm Forbes. Every morning, he’d dictate his editorials, but did not do so without developing his own point of view first — by checking what the New York Times, the Wall … Continue reading

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Impeachment hearings are all about non-fictional and fictional storytelling

A few months ago I first heard someone on TV talk about “the server in the Ukraine.” It was a Republican congressman talking, and he was behaving in a way I’ve now come to realize is the delivery system for … Continue reading

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