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  In Politico, before the 2016 election, Michael Kruse wrote about Trump’s attention span. He quoted Tony Schwartz, who was the ghostwriter for The Art of the Deal, who said that Trump’s attention span “was so small it was almost impossible to have a strategic conversation with him.” Kruse quoted Trump’s books, Surviving at the…

Revealing Trump’s (not so secret) Identity

In my line of work there’s an old saying: “If it happens once, it’s a fluke. If it happens twice, it’s a coincidence. But if it happens three times, it’s a trend.” In the last few weeks of the Trump Era something has happened three times. A team of psychologists could squander their careers on…

Cory Booker Sends The Signal

Ah, Cory Booker. In mid-January, at the hearing to consider the nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Booker became the first sitting senator to testify against a fellow sitting senator at a confirmation hearing for a Cabinet post. His testimony was well received by Democrats, and received a lot of publicity. Naturally, immediately after the…

A Conservative View of Climate Change

What if a chemist, working for a major pharmaceutical company, discovered a compound that was easy and inexpensive to make, and, when ingested, gave the user a mood-enhancing high similar to alcohol or marijuana? And imagine that after several hours the effects of this new drug wore off with no hangover or other apparent downside?…