This Is How He Does It: Buffering as Trump’s Secret Sauce for Control

“Witch hunt!” “Fake News!” “Crooked Hillary!” “It’s a Disgrace!” Few people can sling around incendiary phrases like the current President of the United States. He engages in what seems to be crazy behavior, eventually wresting control of any situation through surprise, redefinition, name-calling, and denial, at least for a time. This shocks the opposition into […]

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100 Years From Now…

The Long Future and the “In-Your-Face” Now: Playing Hide and Seek with Bernie Sanders Recently I was standing in the kitchen with a group of old friends and blurted out something like, “When people look back a hundred years from now they will blame Bernie Sanders for playing a large role in the rise of […]

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