Reality Check: Health Care: Here We Go Again

An Agitated Psalm To The Curse Of Déjà Vu

Somewhere in my sordid past I must have made a spate of grievous errors; terrible miscalculations in both vocation and idle interests. It is the only way to explain my obsession with politics, which started frighteningly early, before sex or drugs …

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Reality Check: More Fun With The Russian Thing

Attorney General Commits Perjury In Expanding Cover-Up

 

“кто-то виноват”

It has now become a weekly thing for an official of this current administration to commit some kind of malfeasance and seemingly every other week for something to emerge that ties the president of the United States to Russian meddling …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

This article should be called what lawyers can teach us about national illusions. (“ALTERNATIVE FACTS” – Issue: 2/4/17) Have you never talked to any, read briefs or heard closing arguments in a trial? We are highly skilled at providing “alternate facts” or perceptions thereof to suit our clients’ needs and …

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Reality Check: Out Like Flynn

Or How To Go From Inauguration To Constitutional Crisis In 25 Days         

This dawning of the Trump Experiment could have gone two ways (since we eliminated “business as usual” from the get-go): surprisingly efficient or horribly wrong. Less than a month in it is careening towards the latter.

A bumpy …

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Reality Check: Sorry…No “Do-Overs”

The President was very clear during the campaign whether it was economic security or national security that he has an agenda that he articulated very clearly to the American people and that it is his job to lay that vision out and that the people who he appoints and nominates…their

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Reality Check: “Alternative Facts”

What The Trump Era Can Teach Us About Our National Illusions    

When world-class political flack, Kellyanne Conway, uttered the gorgeously provocative and spectacularly honest phrase “alternative facts” to defend some nonsense blathered by the White House press secretary at the behest of our paranoid new president on NBC’s Meet The

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Reality Check: Ground Rules For Donald Trump Commentary

A Template For “Covering” A Weird Presidency

 

You can’t argue with crazy.

– Doc Slater

 

As one can imagine, I have been getting a bevy of advice on what I should be writing or how I should be dealing with the emergence of this thing called Donald Trump. And I …

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Reality Check: Joe Cool…Out!

Our Journey From Hope To Change To Trump  

Barack Obama is the only major party candidate for president I have ever voted for with gusto. And he shall be the last. That is my gift to him on his way out. The man I dubbed Joe Cool was historic for …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

If ever in this time of bizarre and idiotic, criminal and blatantly megalomaniacal candidates for president a voice like this is needed it is now! (Scott Garrett Needs An Ass Kicking – Issue: 10/26/16) I applaud your nerve and verve and all those things in taking on your …

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Reality Check: A Seasonal Wish

What You Write The Day Before Christmas Eve With A Crushing Deadline 

 

Hold me in your thoughts

Take me to your dreams

Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes

Keep the fires lit

And I will be right next to you
—Warren Zevon

“Keep Me In …

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