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    Justice for Jussie

    I see that Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution. You have to admire the sense of entitlement that could birth that level of shamelessness.
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    I think so. He hadnít said or done much prior to...

    I think so. He hadnít said or done much prior to the 2016 to indicate Republican leanings.

    Iím not sure I blame the media all that much. I donít believe there was ever a golden age of media...
  3. I see pessimism as one of those luxuries indulged...

    I see pessimism as one of those luxuries indulged in by the comfortable. Most of our history as a species has been a struggle for survival that allowed little scope for inessential cultural...
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    Iím not sure we didnít get better candidates from...

    Iím not sure we didnít get better candidates from smoke filled rooms than we do from primary elections and a gauntlet of debates. Maybe a group of jaded party chieftains assessing who in most likely...
  5. I think that if hope isnít one of your default...

    I think that if hope isnít one of your default settings you probably shouldnít have kids.

    Ultimately everyone will make their own choice and let Darwin keep score.
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    Another exciting debate tonight. Will they pile...

    Another exciting debate tonight. Will they pile on the Mayor of the fourth largest city in Indiana because he polls so well in Iowa. Will anyone heed Mr. Obamaís plea that plans be rooted in reality?
  7. ďA pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as...

    ďA pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.Ē
    - George Bernard Shaw
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    That will get you disbarred in Arkansas.

    That will get you disbarred in Arkansas.
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    And I donít think that makes you one of ďTrumpís...

    And I donít think that makes you one of ďTrumpís proud boysĒ.
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    The likelihood of Trump being removed from office...

    The likelihood of Trump being removed from office via impeachment seems almost nil at this point. I think his enemies realized that from the start, but hoped to use the process to taint him in...
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    Once again, I said not as awful but equally...

    Once again, I said not as awful but equally annoying.

    What is it about Trump that triggers this Pavlovian response that makes otherwise rational people leap to the conclusion that anyone who...
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    Tough question, isnít it? As a class, we seem to...

    Tough question, isnít it? As a class, we seem to demand that our politicians adopt a sort of self-righteous earnestness that mere flesh and blood cannot sustain. The ones who keep up the act even...
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    Iím not annoyed by that so much as his decades of...

    Iím not annoyed by that so much as his decades of lecturing from the sidelines as if he were some sort of statesmanlike moral authority. If heís a saint heís an insufferable one.
  14. Itís not the sole reason anymore than winning...

    Itís not the sole reason anymore than winning first place is the sole reason for entering a race. And I would contend that if you donít get some level of fulfillment from it you probably shouldnít do...
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    It has a certain fluidity to it that the more...

    It has a certain fluidity to it that the more ponderous, fits-and-starts American version lacks.
  16. In my experience, the pleasures of parenthood...

    In my experience, the pleasures of parenthood more resemble the satisfaction that comes from accomplishing a difficult task than anything else. I think you need a certain sort of character and...
  17. I think there have always been reasons to believe...

    I think there have always been reasons to believe the future will be bleaker than the present, especially for generations blessed by history with high relative levels of comfort and security. Itís...
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    My experience of it is that it plays a little...

    My experience of it is that it plays a little faster than the US version.
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    I think youíre right there. Penetrate the crust...

    I think youíre right there. Penetrate the crust of Trumpblindness, and you will see significant similarities between Trump and say, Sanders on immigration and economic issues. I donít think definable...
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    I donít think heís as equally bad as Trump. Just...

    I donít think heís as equally bad as Trump. Just equally annoying.
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    There is some good writing yet to be found in the...

    There is some good writing yet to be found in the New Republic. I think that used to be true at the New York Times and the Atlantic maybe ten years ago, but relentless ideological purging over the...
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    As Vice President he held up aid to Ukraine until...

    As Vice President he held up aid to Ukraine until they met his demand to fire the prosecutor who was investigating the firm enriching his son. He was so pleased with himself that he bragged about it...
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    Canít I find both Trump and his more egregious...

    Canít I find both Trump and his more egregious enemies equally ridiculous? There seems to be enough mendacity to go around. It isnít a binary good and evil choice, as much as the many tribe-bound...
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    As did Joe Biden. I think when we become so...

    As did Joe Biden. I think when we become so selective in our outrage we ultimately erode respect for the law.
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    Canít I have as little use for Trump abusing his...

    Canít I have as little use for Trump abusing his office for political gain as I do House Democrats abusing theirs for political gain?
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