Category Archives: conservatism

Poor Little Eric Trump!

Eric Trump is getting pounded daily by the press as he basically plays “second-fiddle” to his brother Don Jr. in the Trump family.  Daddy Trump himself is so readily subject to ridicule but then his whole family is tainted by … Continue reading

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David Brooks, “There’s Something ‘Rotten’ in the Gop, not in Denmark!”

There is so much internal criticism arising within the Republican Party.  But the divided soul of the party is, like with all divided souls, incapable listening to dissenting voices from within its own ranks.  Sure, Progressives like myself see the … Continue reading

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Is it True,”The Center Will not Hold”?

E.J. Dionne has a very good op-ed in today’s Washington Post about the Alabama Senatorial election next week. His presents the notion that definition is on the table again in our country, the meaning of words and ideas, and that … Continue reading

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Trump and Lack of Self-Awareness

Paul Manafort, under indictment already and out on bail, almost immediately had the audacity to contact the Russian media to arrange an editorial in the American press favorable to himself.  This was clearly contrary to the terms of the bail. … Continue reading

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T.S. Eliot, “Oh the Shame of Motives Late Revealed…”

The Roy Moore spectacle in Alabama is put a spin-off of the block-buster series now showing world-wide, The Trump Show.  But like all spin-off tv shows and movies, the Roy Moore saga is cut from the same bolt of cloth … Continue reading

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“Manifest Destiny,” National Hubris, and Trumpism

Axios reported this morning that the Trump administration is now arguing that the President cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because the constitution declares he is the chief law enforcement officer of the land.  Early in the Trumpian onslaught … Continue reading

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William Blake, “The Center Will not Hold”

My country appears to be unraveling.  The “flow” of life is becoming a tornado and the structures and conventions of day-to-day life are straining under the pressure.  Just one example is the area of sexuality as the sexual mores are … Continue reading

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