Tag Archives: Election 2020

Inferno’s 8th Circle Reserved for Mitch

Republicans enabling Trump in his attempts to subvert the 2020 election have a special place reserved from them in Dante’s Inferno: Circle 8, Bolgia 8.

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“Citizen Kane” Foretells Trump

“Citizen Kane” is Trump’s favorite movie. It matches up only too well with his presidency.

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Trump Finds Covid Victims a Nuisance

Trump focusing on his own misery while ignoring the millions suffering from Covid is comparable to the French marquis in “Tale of Two Cities.”

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Rudy’s Presser Inspires Literary Tweets

Literary tweeters have been having a field day about Trump lawyer Giuliani booking a landscaping store for a press conference about alleged voter fraud.

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Donald J. Trump, Will You Please Go Now!

Dr. Seuss’s “Marvin K. Mooney” is a satisfying read as Trump attempts to hold on to office.

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Lear Also Doesn’t Step Down Gracefully

We could have anticipated how Donald Trump would respond to losing by reading “King Lear.” All the stages are the same.

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Seamus Heaney’s Healing Vision

Seamus Heaney’s “Cure at Troy” points toward a country’s possibility for healing, a powerful vision as America emerges from the Trump presidency and a contentious election.

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Our New President Understands Suffering

America has elected a president who understands suffering. A passage from Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon” seems right.

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“Stalin’s Epigram” and the Trump Era

Russian poet Osip Mandelstam describes life under Stalin. It eerily describes what life feels like under Trump.

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