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Everyone is right to be furious over this NYT headline

Here’s the headline and the equally skiddy sub-head: Jan. 6 Hearings Give Democrats a Chance to Recast Midterm Message With their majority at stake, Democrats plan to use the six high-profile hearings to refocus voters’ attention on Republicans’ role in … Continue reading

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Texas. It’s always Texas. So why is there some good news out there?

Today, Mimi Swartz, the estimable Texas journalist, published an incisive opinion piece in the Times. She lays out the surreal realities of Texas politics and politicians, the reason why I find myself frequently muttering, “Texas. It’s always Texas.” For me, … Continue reading

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What’s a pathological optimist to do when all about her is despair?

I just read today’s New York Times opinion section, after which I dipped into the readers’ comments, as I always do. Despair, hopelessness, monumental depression — about us, the United States. Secession, too, had its proponents among my fellow readers, … Continue reading

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