Tag Archives: Donald Trump

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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Roger W. Smith, review of “Trump: The Art of The Deal” by Donald J. Trump

  The attached downloadable PDF file contains a book review by Roger W. Smith of Donald J. Trump’s bestseller Trump: The Art of the Deal. The review was written in May 1988 as a journalism school assignment. (My favorite phrase — … 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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“Trump Takes Manhattan”

  re: “How Fifth Avenue Is Coping,” by Matthew Schneier, The New York Times, November 23, 2016 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/fashion/fifth-avenue-holiday-shopping-donald-trump-tower-protesters.html     *******************************************************   The above referenced New York Times article is about the massive traffic headaches that have already been created – and … Continue reading

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an election related anecdote (apropos The Donald’s upset win)

      I had an outstanding high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, who was full of worldly wisdom as well as being erudite. He was a World War II veteran and was a man of few illusions. He … Continue reading

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the sacking of Billy Bush

    Who is Billy Bush? The nephew of former President George H.W. Bush. The cousin of former President George W. Bush. A former anchor of Access Hollywood, a weekly television program, and the former host of a nationally syndicated … Continue reading

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