I am a child of domestic violence.
As a boy, I couldn't fall asleep until I heard my father return from his nocturnal ramblings.
So apparently this is now Republican Party doctrine:
You can't trust the news media. They're biased.
You can't trust the CIA. They're hacks.
You can't trust the Justice Department. It's unfair.
You can't trust the FBI. It's disgraceful.
But you can trust Donald Trump.
This is about a question Donald Trump failed to answer.
Granted, there are a lot of those, but this was a particularly tough one.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be?
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
That, you may remember, was the title of a hit 1985 pop song. But 33 years later, pop has become prophecy.
It is likely not a question you've given a lot of thought. After all, the urgency of our ongoing disaster leaves little time for speculation. One is too busy tallying up the damage that's happening to worry about the damage that could.
And here we are, one year later.
I was wrong.
Years ago, people used to ask me what journalists should do to combat the nation's drift toward "factish" and "truthy" logic.
A few words on the difficulty of voting while black.
America desperately wanted this book. America desperately needed it, too.
It really wasn't all that bad.
That, at least, was the consensus response from a dozen historians to whom Politico posed a question in the waning hours of the old year: "Was 2017 the Craziest Year in U.S. Political History?"
Here comes the most meaningless sentence you'll read today: Last week, Donald Trump paid tribute to Rosa Parks.
"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.'"
-- Ronald Reagan, Jan. 28, 1986
Go ahead and laugh. It is funny, after all.
So I guess you can take men off the endangered species list.
So maybe we should just cancel Thanksgiving this year?
You are not worried enough.
I hate mass shootings.
How many is this now?
You see an apple.
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