Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump in Evangelical Texas

Wahington Post’s Elizabeth Breunig went to Texas around Easter to visit Evangelical family and try to figure out the Trump-Evangelical bond. “I give to everybody,” [Trump] declared in 2015, during the first Republican primary debate. “When they call, I give. … Continue reading

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Omitted legacy

This is, though certainly not by premeditated design, a supplement to yesterday’s blog. “The alt-right is a combination of ideology and tactics,” [David] French said Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. “Ideologically, … Continue reading

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The assault on truth

The estate of George Orwell owes a debt of gratitude to our Very Stable Genius. When dealing with a political figure who faces allegations of sexual assault, financial misdeeds and obstruction of justice, it is difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

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Clippings and Comment, 2/6/19

A Trimmer Manifesto of sorts. Continue reading

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Clippings from 1/27/19

Clipped Sunday, some late. Covington is the non-story that just keeps on giving. Continue reading

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Clippings 1/6/19

1 My admittedly unscientific sample of a dozen Federalists’ personal stories — backed up by political scientists’ more systematic research into the question — suggests that each individual Federalist is akin to an excited synapse in a sprawling hive mind … Continue reading

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How big is Trump’s amygdala?

It has been a long time since I tried to write a book review, and I’m not sure I ever really knew how. New Year’s Eve’s eve, I undertook to read Frank Buckley’s The Republican Workers Party, which my son … Continue reading

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Can’t get away from it

I wasn’t going to pass this along, but after the arrest of the bombing suspect in Florida, I heard our President bloviating, and the feelings came rushing back. The most fundamental moral principle in the universe may well be: “You … Continue reading

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Populism and corruption

What Trump and the Pope have in common. Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri, 8/27/18

Humanae Vitae revisited, Alan Jacobs on why Trump and Francis are going nowhere, and response to “do GMOs go to heaven?” Continue reading

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