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Why is Trump doing catastrophically dopey TV interviews?

As I write this, I’m listening to MSNBC, on which there is an intelligent and passionate debate about science versus politics. A debate about why only experts, scientists, should be giving us advice and delineating the reality concerning the virus. … Continue reading

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Another racist I knew: “Phil.

Another man, another involvement, another pseudonym. “Phil.” Phil was not like John. He was upper middle class Jewish, grew up in an all-white New York borough. His college and graduate school education were not in big cities. Although he worked … Continue reading

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New York Post reporter calls for an interview. And ran into me

As I relate in an early chapter of How I Learned The Facts of Life, when I first learned how and where to get those facts, New York had seven newspapers. (Which is where you get the facts of life.) … Continue reading

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