Tag Archives: George W. Bush

The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush

  Nothing says United States of Amnesia quite like the rehabilitation of George W. Bush. Articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and even the Guardian eagerly reported Bush’s recent speech with its implicit criticisms of Trump as a hopeful … Continue reading

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Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

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I don’t miss W.

  In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, I saw a bumper sticker on a car that said: I Miss W. The car was festooned with other stickers that led me to believe that the owner was a liberal. Oh, great, … Continue reading

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plus ça change

  Sometimes, I think that I’ve become too cynical. But, then I see something like this. Look, I’m for political comity as much as the next fellow, but that calculation is for a political system that crafts policies and hammers … Continue reading

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QE for you and me

  Donald Trump is many things–racist, reality TV star, torture advocate, strong leader with fascist tendencies. However, Trump is also a truth-teller, in that he has repeatedly challenged conventional wisdom, as articulated by the American political and media elite. He’s kind of … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us

We were privileged to have a real live monster visit Salt Lake City days after Halloween. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke on independent journalism and its role in diplomacy at Rowland Hall as part of the McCarthey family lecture … Continue reading

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