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‘Freedom’s Fray’: Democracy at Work

Our democracy doesn’t just permit you to speak freely, but it requires it. It’s through the freedoms of speech and press that our democracy defends itself, strengthens itself, and grows itself.

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Drip. Drip. Drip.

I remember Nixon’s “enemies list” – a list of people and organizations that Nixon considered to be major political opponents. So I expect the new president – being far more paranoid and more sensitive to any criticism – to have an enemies list as well. And it would, of course, include anyone who is effective […]

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Trump Transition: You’ve Been Punk’d!

All of this “interviewing” – the candidate walk through the lobby of the tower with TV cameras rolling and pundits shouting questions – all of it is staged to accomplish a goal. And that goal has nothing to do with filling his staff/cabinet positions.

No – Trump is punking these people, and of course punking the press and his opponents (Democrats, et al) at the same time.