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  • I continue to think about the initial and enduring appeal of Donald Trump the man. I’m also interested in Trump the movement, which is basically an outlet…
  • Rush Limbaugh died on February 17. He leaves a complicated legacy. He was the Kansas City Royals’ most famous former group sales director. He was…
  • Dear Listener,Here’s some breaking news: I have seen the draft design for the Trump Presidential Library. I don’t know where it’s going to be located. It…
  • Since January 6, a sizeable and rapidly growing portion of the 74 million citizens who voted for Donald Trump have come to realize that it’s probably a…
  • Dear Diary,Tuesday, January 12: Please pardon my cynicism about the announcement by a number of corporations that they will “pause” – the verb is…
  • If I kept a daily tab of the past week or so, it might read like this:Dear Diary,New Year’s Day: Our own Sen. Hawley plans to formally contest the…
  • In case last week was a bit of a blur, here is a log of the week after the election.Wednesday, November 4: There’s an old Clint Eastwood movie named The…
  • I talked to my favorite Republican and Democrat last week about next week’s election. Here’s what they said.Both think Judy Baker will almost, but not…
  • You may have heard of the Electoral College. If certain unlikely but theoretically possible election scenarios play out on November 3, then in the near…
  • Every Saturday the St. Louis Post Dispatch does what they call “Short Takes” instead of a lengthy editorial. This week’s commentary is short takes.Your…