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How to wrest the facts from a cynical news story

It was a gift. Yesterday, in the New York Times, one story, “A Major Fear for Democrats: Will the Party Come Together By November?” was a perfect example of the crying need for the book I’m finishing, How I Learned … Continue reading

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“Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats…

…and bit the babies in their cradles…” I memorized a big chunk of Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” as an assignment in some public school grade or other. I can still rattle most of it off. (How wondrous … Continue reading

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The investigation into Trump’s high crimes, etc. is going slowly, right?

If you think so, you really must read the attached letter Jerry Nadler just sent to Hope Hicks, requesting — that’s the formal way of saying “you’d better show up or else” — she reappear before the Committee because her … Continue reading

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