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Commentary: A capricious capo in the Oval Office

David Chase, the creator of "The Sopranos," the long-running HBO series about the New Jersey mob, once explained to me the uncanny brilliance of the show.

"Everything that everybody says is untrue. Complete falsehoods, self-justifications, rationalizations, outright lies, fantasies and miscommunication," he said. "There's always sort of a joke going on, which is that these people aren't communicating at all."

With that guiding philosophy, Chase might have scripted our current presidential administration. And not just because he'd get the chronic fibbing right - but because he would, once again, be writing about

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