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Make the Gettysburg Address Great Again

On Saturday October 22nd Donald Trump sought to link his candidacy for President of the United States with the greatest President and the greatest speech in American history. This attempt revealed that the only thing great about Donald Trump is

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The Trigger-Warning Election

Trigger Warning – this Presidential Election contains material that may be disturbing and traumatic for women who have been the victims of sexual abuse or rape, for immigrants who feel unwelcome in our country, for African-Americans who face racial discrimination, for Hispanics who … Continue reading

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Braggart in Chief

It has come to this. Among the cacophony of opinion pouring forth from editorials, blogs, columns, and endless TV chatter this Presidential Election season, the one that really seems to get to the heart of the matter comes from a … Continue reading

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The End of Reality

In the movie The Truman Show there is a moment when Truman realizes that the horizon he sees is just a backdrop that rips open to reveal the real world beyond. His entire life has taken place on the stage … Continue reading

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The Trumping of America

I started these Dispatches five years ago with the idea of trying to explain the curious ways of Americans to the English. I viewed the carnival of American politics with the ironic eye of an outsider. In the last Presidential … Continue reading

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