“Make America mediocre again”

A shocking number of people watched President Trump’s State of the Union address.

He didn’t just set rating records, he smashed them to smithereens. The old record for cable television was 6.5 million viewers; Trump pulled 11.7 million viewers.

Even more, his speech garnered high marks…

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A State of Disunion: the good, the bad, and the ugly

President Trump’s State of the Union address last night was pretty decent.

Yes, it was overblown. He succumbed to the usual temptation to list one initiative after the other he wants to accomplish, a litany that makes one weary at the 61st minute, and Trump went on close to 80 minutes.

I was struck, though, by some good, some bad, and some ugly elements of the evening…

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Obama rhetoric vs. reality

Is the president the only person in the world who thinks we’re stopping ISIL’s advance? While he offers up outlandish free community college schemes and flits off to India for climate change conferences, evil spreads…

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A return to the Politically-Correct Coffee Shop

“Come on, Tom, live dangerously. It won’t kill you to experience a little diversity.”
My liberal friend, Libby, had dragged me to the Politically-Correct Coffee Shop. She was insistent that I enter the “Liberals Only” door.
“But I’m not a liberal. And the service stinks on this side. And it’s expensive. And they discriminate on the basis of race.”
Libby wouldn’t take no for an answer and dragged me through a door I swore I’d never walk through. As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, I saw that the menu had changed, and had become, against all odds, even more offensive:

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