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Headline from NYT: “Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Calls for Gun Control”

Six days ago, Trump posted a tweet full of glowing praise for the NRA. I thought it smelled, and said so then. Looks like I was right. He behaved as the perfect pragmatist, as usual, because he had a bunch of “listening sessions,” hearing everyone’s “demands.” William James would be proud.

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“Trump’s Anti-Ideology Speech at the UN: A Glimpse of a World Without Philosophy,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Yes, taken out of context, many of the things Trump said in his speech yesterday were excellent. But in this show I’ll discuss how his anti-ideology framework undermines anything good he says. A few Program Notes, below, but this will be a very focused show.

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Full text: Trump’s 2017 U.N. speech transcript

Philosophy: Who Needs It

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“Trump’s Anti-Principle ‘Americanism,'” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Analyzing Trump’s first Joint Address, in which he seems prepared, in true pragmatist fashion, to satisfy as many demands as possible for the next four years.

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Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress

Drunkblogging Trump’s Alternative State of the Union

Cruz, Lee, Paul demand ‘full repeal’ of ObamaCare HT Evan Madianos, Ellen Kenner

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