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Election 2016: Image World (16)

For all intents and purposes, this election is now over and Donald Trump has lost. Neither the media, the American electorate, nor Hillary Clinton have any obligation to await his concession before acknowledging her victory and his defeat and moving forward on the night of November 8. […]

Election 2016: Image World (14)

So, from a strictly visual standpoint, the enduring images of the first Clinton-Trump debate: a confident, satisfied, beaming Clinton and a sneering, scowling, unhappy Trump. Small wonder, for anyone who absorbed the debate’s verbal content. In 90 minutes, Trump managed to alienate any undecided African Americans, Latinos, and women whom he might have swayed to his side. […]

Dog Day Afternoons: Bits & Pieces (10)

Summer Days, Summer Nights Are Gone

It has seemed like endless summer, the latter part of it including six weeks of a heat wave that just wouldn’t quit. Only on Sunday, September 11, did it abate, and only the past few nights have been cool.

That wilted us, but our garden has thrived. […]

Election 2016: Image World (13)

A. D. Coleman as Donald Trump, selfie, 3-16-16

Handing It to Rubio

Let me start this week’s commentary on the 2016 presidential campaign imagery with a note about Marco Rubio as the author of a powerful image.

Yes, I know, Rubio’s long since out of the race, pretty much dead in […]

Pepper-Spray Cop: Update (b)

Do you suppose one might reasonably infer some connection between a school that, under Annette Spicuzza’s guidance, dramatically underreports sexual assault, a local judiciary that dramatically underpunishes it when a privileged white frat boy is concerned, and the campus atmosphere that nurtured this rapist? And would you consider it unreasonable to hold Spicuzza accountable for that in some degree? […]