Trump is gone, but his damage will linger for decades

The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.
The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.

There’s a lot to celebrate this week.

For starters, the country is still here. The United States is still a democratic republic.

There seemed to be some doubt that might continue when an angry mob invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6, only the second time it has been breached in 200 years.

Then, it was the British; this time, our fellow Americans.

These white supremacists, incited by the president, tried to overturn a lawful election.

They were halted. We got lucky.

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The new Justice Society, on CW's "Stargirl" (Photo: CW)

We Have a Justice Society TV Show. This Is Not a Drill.

Any casual visitor to this site might guess that I have a deep affection for DC’s Justice Society of America, the first and greatest superteam.

Maybe it is because I talked about how the 1970 Justice League/Justice Society team-up pretty much got me addicted to comic books.

Or how I finally tracked down the elusive issue long missing from my collection.

Or how the Justice Society just lent themselves to the best holiday stories.

But I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d live to see the Justice Society star in a  TV show.

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Brace Yourself for the Billion Dollar Debut of Bat-Girl!

The dazzling debut of Bat-Girl!, from "Batman" No. 139.
The dazzling debut of Bat-Girl!, from “Batman” No. 139.

It just had to happen.

Batman gained a female counterpart in 1956 in Batwoman, just in time to head off these freaky academics who were convinced Batman and Robin were P-Town buddies.

Readers had to wait five years for the next obvious addition to the Bat-Family.

In “Bat-Girl!” in “Batman” No. 139, cover date April 1961, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Sheldon Moldoff, the Bat-Family has been cornered by those dastardly fiends, the Cobra Gang.

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I Wrote about Trump. Something Odd Happened.

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I’ve written a few times on my personal site, MarkPerigard.com, about Orange Babyhands.

As you might guess, it hasn’t been particularly flattering.

Not long after the first post, something unusual happened.

All my posts across my site were bombed with spam … hundreds of unwelcome junk, most of it, judging from the use of the Russian email service Mail.Ru, from Russia.

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