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The Post—Three Compelling Reasons to See This Movie

We choose our movies carefully these days, opting to stay comfortably at home, rather than brave the winter weather. But when The Post was mentioned several times on television and in the papers, it piqued our interest. And then it was announced that it was up for two Oscars, so we just had to go.

It was clear to us immediately that the release of the film this year was no accident. Like other movies about the Pentagon Papers, familiar to Bob and me—All the President’s Men (1976), Klute (1971), and The Parallax View (1974), this movie centered on the Nixon presidency, and its lawless attempts to withhold information about the government’s 30 year involvement with the Vietnam war. read more

In the Land of Nod

It has been a tough year. We’ve had shocking election results. We’ve had the re-emergence of Nazism, We’ve had the threat of nuclear war, we’ve had unprecedented natural disasters, and now we may witnessing our closest neighbor self-destruct.

Magazines, newspapers and books are rife with hateful articles, we don’t dare turn on the television news, and social media is exploding with angry posts.

We are suffering from insomnia like never before, therapists report a steep increase in new patients and we hear that millions are taking antidepressants. read more

The World Watches as Obamacare Under Attack

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It’s less than two weeks since the US election, and already President-Elect Trump and his team have waffled on many of the threats made during the campaign—yet his new administration still seems bent on keeping its promise to repeal Obamacare.

Flush with victory and feeling magnanimous, Trump has rolled back other threats: he no longer wants to jail Hillary, he says, the wall he promised will probably be more like a fence, and the swamp he wanted drained has turned out to be his primary source of staff appointments. Why then, is repealing Obamacare still on his agenda, and the rhetoric against it more vociferous than ever? read more

An Emerging Picture of Donald Trump’s Voting Base

3D Illustration Ballot box in shape of USA map with flag superimposed. Ballot paper containing Democratic party logo in slot. All on blue background with stars.

With the shock of Donald Trump’s seismic win still settling like volcanic ash in  America, a clearer picture of his voting base is beginning to emerge.

Months of mounting frustration over the misinformation and false leads about who actually supports him is giving way to a better understanding of the people who quietly entered the voting booths with a predetermined intention of shaking their country to its core.

These were not necessarily the angry, vocal mobs who went to Trump rallies and shouted offensive slogans, although those people translated into Trump votes as well. These were the millions who went about their daily lives, who muttered about the direction their country was taking, and who didn’t tell a soul about what was in their hearts. read more

Why Older Voters Choose Donald Trump

Volunteer gives an I Voted sticker to an elderly female voter.

In the waning days of this bitter presidential campaign, while candidates slog it out in a final mud bath of vitriol, let’s go back to how it all began—or at least how we think it all began.

Several attempts were made, during the early phase of the campaign, to identify the average supporters of Donald Trump; to focus on their similarities, and to discover why they attended his rallies in the thousands to listen to his enraged rhetoric.

Analysts had a field day examining the underlying conditions which may have spurred such a ground swell of social expression, a ‘movement’ as Trump slyly and accurately named it as early as last spring. read more