Category Archives: politics

Sic semper tyrannis

    Have you noticed? On cable news stations now, it’s all Trump, all the time. Trump and his administration should be covered closely and his actions, statements, and claims scrutinized. But, in my humble opinion, it’s way too much. … Continue reading

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philosophy class

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a press conference on November 17, 2017, asked about why President Trump tweeted ridiculing and criticizing Al “Frankenstein” (but had no comment about Roy Moore) was asked to elaborate on this in view of … Continue reading

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Nuts?

      I could not help but think of my recent post “After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/06/after-racist-rage-statues-fall/   when I read an op-ed piece by Gail Collins in today’s New York Times: “Dogs, Saints and Columbus Day” The … Continue reading

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is Trump mentally ill?

    re: “Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in” Review of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” by Bandy X. Lee (ed.), “Twilight of American Sanity” by Allen Frances, and “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen By Carlos … Continue reading

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post mortem thoughts on the election

    Some post mortem thoughts of mine on the election, based on an email exchange with a friend over the past few days.   *************************************   I am fundamentally apolitical, although I follow politics pretty closely. Let’s put it … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman, immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s wall; or, the Berlin Wall redux

    In response to: “Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan,” The New York Times, June 23, 2016     I offer the following brief comments of my own as well as pertinent quotations from Walt Whitman and about … Continue reading

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Trump vis-à-vis Hitler

      “Anyone who thinks Trump is Hitler never studied European history.” comnet posted by a reader of an op ed piece, The York Times, May 9, 2017       *****************************************************     An acquaintance of mine posted … Continue reading

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