Tag Archive 'Donald Trump'

The Critical Mass

What defines a shithole country? I didn’t giggle once as I watched newscasters and analysts struggling with the word, and as I read headlines surrendering to the word. The word that had been uttered by the President of the United States. Shithole. It had to be written out, and had to be said, in order […]

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The Critical Mass

We’re bringing Christmas back If you’re indulging today in that Christmas Day tradition of turning on the television, you may encounter this: A commercial announcing President Trump has won The War on Christmas. I literally burst out laughing yesterday morning while reading a story about a television commercial created by America First Policies, a nonprofit […]

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The Critical Mass

People who lie to you think you’re stupid On this morning’s dog walk, I noticed that the neighbors across the street have already taken down their New York Yankees flag after last night’s loss. They’ve replaced it with a Buffalo Bills flag. Which seems to be an invitation to yet more heartbreak. Around the corner […]

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The Critical Mass

It’s long past time to call Republicans on their dangerous BS Blood is in the streets, theaters and cafés of Paris. The worst thing we can do now is… do what Republicans are already doing. “How’s that Syrian refugee resettlement look now?” tweeted South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan. “How about that mass migration into Europe? […]

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The Critical Mass

Ugly media sausage I made Grandma Spevak’s sausage last weekend. True, the recipe now includes a few flourishes of my own – triple the pepper, chopped garlic and paprika that Grandma called for. And smoked paprika, at that. But I’m grinding the meat and stuffing the real hog casings with my own hands, just like […]

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