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Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Phil Barnes-Roberts, who commented on the article by Lance Simmens, "Trumpery"

The gold-flashed (thinner and cheaper than -plated) steaming piles these con-men and -women leave in their wake are perfectly described here.

Having read some Twain, I’ve been surprised more haven’t been using it. The language changes; in a few years, ‘covfefe’ may be appended to this thesaurus list.

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Ol’ Sam Clemens had a lot to say about scalawags and assorted conmen (mostly assumed male then, in the era between Halley’s Comet passes that framed Twain’s life).

Kakistrocacy is another good one, government by the very worst and least qualified personnel. Not seen it trending but perfect here.