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Americans can't afford to tune out Trump

Voters seem to be doing just that, and excusing his behaviour by saying 'He is what he is'. But this is a man with the power to upend their lives. They should watch his antics - closely.

While a president cannot be impeached for his or her crude jokes or boorish behaviour, it is surprising that he has not been forced to pay any political price for transforming the presidency into a cesspool of vulgarity.

RESPONDING to the 24/7 bombardment of news and opinion through the print, broadcast and social media, I have developed my own protective mechanism that allows me to filter out information that for some reason is of no interest to me.

I just let my brain send messages to the organs of my...

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