Trump, Russian Collusion, and the “It’s Not My Dog” Defense

Making the Same Arguments, But Shuffling the Order [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] Connoisseurs of legal strategies — specifically, the “it’s not my dog” defense — can be...
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The Two, EXACTLY OPPOSITE Meanings of “That Investigation is Going Nowhere . . .”

Schizophrenic Politics, Schizophrenic Language It turns out that it’s not just modern American politics that is increasingly schizophrenic. So is our language. Exhibit A:  the two, diametrically opposite meanings of the statement, “That investigation is going nowhere” (as in, the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential election, and whether Trump obstructed it). Definition...
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