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Democracy at the bat: Post-Trump edition

With apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer, the author—in 1888—of this famous poem, here is my updated, truncated, post-Trump 2016-election version of “Casey at the Bat.” “Democracy at the Bat” The outlook was quite rosy for Democracy that day; The polls stood almost even, with the election on the way. And then when Florida died at…

Politics and pumpkins

Everything is political. Even, it seems, Halloween. Just for evil grins and giggles, here’s a gallery of jack o’ lanterns from this year and previous years, variously carved, scraped, hollowed out, and/or painted to make political statements. The knife/razor/scraper-wielding skills demonstrated in this group are nothing short of amazing. If only the energy put into pumpkin carving and costume-making reflected…