Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Joan Baez’s “Fare Thee Well” tour

The folk queen is on the road one last time, or so she says. Her voice may be darker than it once was, but that actually is no bad thing – the lengthening shadows give the lyrics extra resonance.  The … Continue reading

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Reading list

Advice from Niall Ferguson in a Q&A with the New York Times: If you could require the American president to read one book, what would it be? And the prime minister? I agree with you that it would be wonderful … Continue reading

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Master of the universe

Quote of the day comes from Jared Kushner in this chastening Politico piece on Donald Trump’s first year in office: ‘I’m a businessman, and I don’t care about the past.” So says the man whose many jobs include bringing peace to the … Continue reading

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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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