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Author Archives: Jack L.B. Gohn

Trump’s tweet was an accidental observation (access required)

President Donald Trump tweeted about “’Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all).” ...

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Steel wheels and tires in the North Country (access required)

On a recent road trip along U.S. Route 2 from Everett, Washington, to Duluth, Minnesota, I was struck not only by the spectacular scenery (I can recommend the journey to anyone), but also by the fact that almost everywhere my ...

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There are no heroes in the Wikileaks saga (access required)

It can be humbling to watch one’s own opinions change. Eight years ago, in this space, I posited that leakers are a necessary corrective to governmental abuse of secrecy, supplementing the functions of the press in our constitutional scheme. At ...

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‘I think every other lawyer in here knows’ (access required)

Republicans tried hard to discredit President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen when he appeared before the House Oversight Committee last month. One fascinating line of attack, particularly mounted by Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., focused on supposed deficits in Cohen’s ...

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Running with the hare, hunting with the hounds (access required)

  As pretty much everyone knows by now, one photograph on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page is awful: a young white man in blackface next to another person in full Klan robe and hood. Although Northam ...

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Shedding the bubble (access required)

For a public act, driving my automobile is a surprisingly private thing for me to do. I control my climate, my music, my refreshments. I can make phone calls, hands-free, and speak at the top of my voice with the ...

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The exemplary Ms. Margolin (access required)

I know it can scarcely be believed now, children, but there once was a time when the federal government actively intervened to protect workers by assuring they were adequately paid. A time when our leaders cooperated in international prosecutions of ...

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Every one of them white (access required)

“Enjoy glimpses reminiscent of traditional holidays gone by with this highly detailed Holiday Village Set,” says the ad copy on the Costco website. For $99.99, Costco will sell you an assemblage of models of various snow-topped buildings, a skating rink, ...

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