Tag Archives: Donald Trump

The new Trump is the old Trump

“This speech contained whoppers.” A lot of the pundits may be raving about that State of the Union speech, but James Fallows is unimpressed.

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The candidate 

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Fiction into fact

A couple of decades ago, I interviewed the critic John Lahr ahead of his not very successful stage adaptation of “The Manchurian Candidate”. (It was a bit of a mess, to be honest, and only served to remind you how … Continue reading

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Talking about Trump, talking about race

Is Donald Trump a racist? Another intriguing Bloggingheads discussion between Glenn Loury and John McWhorter, bringing academic rigour to the subject as well as channeling the thoughts of Joe Six Pack and Mr & Mrs Upper West Side. They loathe Trump; … Continue reading

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Out of step

Erick Erickson is an ultra-conservative talk radio host and Tea Party activist, but he’s also anti-Trump. The response has been so vitriolic that he’s had to start looking over his shoulder: Last night, as my family went to bed, a man in a car … Continue reading

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The view from south of the border

Trump’s wall. Cartoon by @Nerilicon for @eleconomista. HT @CarlosAriasMx

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Trump talk

A Tucker Carlson anecdote from Politico: About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair. I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message … Continue reading

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Non-judgemental

So now Donald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists. I can’t help thinking of one of the items in Bill Crow’s genial anthology, “Jazz Anecdotes”: Bobby Hackett was known for never saying anything bad about anyone. When a friend insisted … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s way with golf

From a highly entertaining  list of anecdotes assembled by Matt Labash: Despite Trump’s allegedly having a 4 handicap and owning scores of golf courses (“the best in the world”), he plays about as straight as a corkscrew. When Alice Cooper was … Continue reading

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The political bubble

This is worth reading in full. A perplexed Rod Dreher on the gulf between conservative intellectuals and Trump supporters:

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