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Gerald Day
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September 8, 2018 On September 6, The New York Times opinion page carried a column by an   anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration,” which denounces
the President as an individual, and bewails his negative effect.   “The root of the problem i...
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August 30, 2018      Donald
Trump is a bad joke as a President, which raises a fundamental question: how
did we get stuck with him?   He was
chosen by our odd, anti-democratic electoral system, having lost the popular
vote by over 2.8 million votes.   Howev...
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August 1, 2018 It’s
interesting, although in my case humbling, to run through lists of the hundred
greatest novels (or hundred books everyone should read, etc.), and keep
score.   I did that earlier this year,
and found that the lists do not reveal any crit...
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August 1, 2018 Watching crowds at Trump rallies, I can’t help wondering whether Hillary Clinton was right, after all: these people are deplorable.  Certainly there are some such among them, for example racists.  However, many of them may well be good, even ...
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July 31, 2018 My computer crashed early this month.   I now have a new one, and someday I may
learn how to use it.   It has (ugh)
Windows 10, and other innovations.   It s
amazing that every “improved” software requires not only learning new methods
but unl...
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June 29, 2018             Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his unfitness to
hold the office of President, or any other position of responsibility.   In the face of public outcry over child
separation, he staged another of his look-I-can-sign-my-name ev...
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June 19, 2018 Along, no doubt, with many others, I have wondered how low the Trump administration can go. The answer has been given, at least until something more despicable comes along: separating children, including infants, from parents. The government...
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  June 16, 2018 The Time cover of Donald Trump seeing himself as king reminded me, as do his actions and blather, of another demented monarch: — I will do such things — What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be The terrors of the earth. King Lear , A...
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June 4, 2018   In a column in The Wall Street Journal on May
31,   John Kasich, Governor of Ohio,
presented an example, as if we needed another,   of the ability to see only that part of reality congenial to one’s
political views.   Although the column
was ...
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May 28, 2018      A recent
Supreme Court decision, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis ,
dealt with employment agreements which contain arbitration clauses.   The statement of facts in the majority
opinion is sketchy, so the description which follows is based in...
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