Tag Archives: The New Yorker

What are we willing to believe

I do not have a bullshit detector. I used to have one, but I don’t even know where it is anymore–maybe out in the garage. It was an awkward thing, like one of those little roll-aboard briefcases, but made of … Continue reading

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What do President Biden and Harry Truman have in common?

What do President Biden and Harry Truman have in common? Both were Senators, both faced (and in the case of President Biden, still face) bitter partisan opposition, both took office in perilous times. In the March 7th issue of The … Continue reading

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Once it was the Army

Joseph Raymond McCarthy was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Wikipedia McCarthy was a bomb-thrower—and, in a sense, that is all he was. He would … Continue reading

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Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/antonin-scalia-looking-backward  

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Ideology or Class: Are we getting a raw deal?

Ryan Lizza, writing in the Jan. 22nd issue of “The New Yorker,” tells us that voters no longer care much about ideology–who is the most conservative–but about class. Trump has stolen the show by appealing to a large class of … Continue reading

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Fearful and Frustrated

A political article by Evan Osnos. “The Fearful and the Frustrated,” appeared in the August 31 issue of “The New Yorker.” Osnos discusses at length reasons that Donald Trump has jumped in front of rival Republican presidential candidates. He attributes … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements

“Trade-Agreement Troubles” by James Surowiecki The Financial Page JUNE 22, 2015 ISSUE of “The New Yorker” Opponents of TPP, Senator Elizabeth Warren for example, are concerned that I.S.D.S provisions in TPP and other trade agreements might supersede our laws. Surowiecki writes: … Continue reading

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