From the daily archives: Saturday, May 21, 2016

It’s a perfect setting for H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. The Republican convention in Cleveland, I mean.

An invasive species is coming to town, the place that cynics have described as the “mistake on the lake”. But it’s there that the place will have to give up that derisive title to a bigger mistake about to take place in July on the lake. As all of us have come to know him, Donald Trump will be the measure of all things. (Sorry, Protagoras, for taking liberties with your words!)

The looming disaster alone is enough to draw 50,000 visitors […]

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