The year of f/u

When I was a kid, we had Nixon. His first election was 1968, when I was 10. His reelection was 1972. Of course after that he went down because the Watergate event ended up unwrapping him and putting his deeper character on display. We thought he was one thing—a bulwark against communism abroad, a bulwarkContinue reading “The year of f/u”

The profanity presidency

The profanity presidency: this is the title of Peter Baker’s column in today’s New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/us/politics/trump-language.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share “‘No one has debased the civil discourse in this country more than President Trump, and the president really does set the tone in the country,’ said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California. ‘We see it reflected inContinue reading “The profanity presidency”