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Hal BidlackHal BidlackMay 15, 20187min726

Some important things in Washington are double plus un-good. You may recall that term from your high school English class, when you were forced to read George Orwell’s classic cautionary tale 1984. In that book, a new and “more efficient” language was developed by the all-powerful government to make things easier to control. Something really bad? Well, double plus un-good, to be sure. In Orwell’s hellish future, all kinds of governmental actions were now normal. Lies, when told boldly enough, became truth, and questioning the leadership of the nation was a “thought crime” and deeply unpatriotic. Truly double plus un-good.