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The nature of the current GOP

A while ago Harper’s Weekly Review handed me this, below, which kicked off some thoughts about how feckless — even conscientiously feckless — is the GOP. …a Republican congressman and former mixed martial artist attempted to rescue five Americans in … Continue reading

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Elbridge Gerry and me

Since the Gerry gentleman’s dates (1744-1814)┬áprecede mine, he never knew me. But I know him, and for more than his most prominent connection, the portmanteau term “gerrymander.” Elbridge Gerry, as I’m learning from reading The People’s Constitution, by John F. … Continue reading

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A voter fraud witness who’s a convicted sex offender? Why didn’t I know about him?

I’m feeling kind of left out of the picture here. And I’m suffused with shame. After all, I present myself as getting all the facts. Indeed, I’ve written a book about it, How I Learned The Facts of Life. So … Continue reading

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