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It’s doubtful that this time around it will be close enough for resolution by a single member of the supreme Court—such as gave us George Bush rather than possibly Al Gore. However, all … more
I have been a political and news junkie since I was a kid. When I was a student at UW in the 70s, I used to take a Greyhound bus to Gardiner (to what used to be the General Store) and meet my … more
“LOCK HER UP!” the partisan crowd chanted Wednesday night—during a typical mask-free Donald Trump rally in Minnesota. By mid-day Friday he was confined to Walter Reed medical center … more
I know, I know—“November 3.” Because of the usual “lame duck” period, our current president will remain in office at least until January 20. I use the Nov. 3 reference … more
Two-thirds of the acreage burned in California is on federal lands and not within the purview of state officials. Two major fires combined to burn more than 150 square miles in Sequoia National Park, … more
This all may have been reflected in the mistake I made, perhaps subliminally, in the heading of last week’s blog when I referred to “CORVID-19” rather than COVID-19. My … more
There was a story Friday morning about Merkel that appeared in ‘the New York Times—possibly critical of Merkel’s dealing with Russia in an almost-completed (94%) pipeline project. … more
For this year’s 4th of July celebration, my wife and I took a COVID-19 backpacking getaway, my first backpacking trip in about 500 years. I’ve gone day hiking numerous times in exotic … more
Our fear is both real and rational, of course. But Donald’s greatest fear throughout the violence gripping our nation—all that matters to him—is that the public be kept somewhat in … more
John R. Lewis was an American statesman and civil rights leader who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from Jan. 3, 1987, until his death July … more
And, of course, Donald claimed—totally without evidence—that any all-mail ballot would be “rigged.” He said: “The mailmen are gonna get ‘em and people are just … more
MEANWHILE, that was just a passing little bit that caught my eye Monday. Later in the day came the familiar old TV image we’ve had of Trump in front of a microphone . . . giving his endless … more
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