Posts Tagged "Donald Trump"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 125

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Archive | 12 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 125

This election has caused me to look closely into areas I’ve shut down with my own particular brand of liberal cliché. Lately I’ve felt less like asserting some “truth.” I’m still absorbing this cataclysmic political shift. I’m trying to see what the truth might be. I won’t ever know, of course. Causes and conditions are infinite. But it seems that even the New York Times is looking at their coverage to see when and where they may have failed to see with clear eyes. Again, they’ll never get it “right,” but even the intention to see without prejudice is good enough to...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 114

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Archive | 11 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 114

Okay, a friend, John Mauk, a really, really good writer, big league writer, asked me to write a post about Trump. How he talks. He has the best words. Well, no, John didn’t say about how he talks. He said write anything. But you know, I’m a big fan of words, very big fan, one of the biggest. So I had to get to the root cause of Trump’s success. Being a writer myself. A very, very good one. I know words. Oh, no, that’s Trump. He has the best words. Run through the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, his text of responses score at the 4th-grade reading level. No confusion, no complications...

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