Monthly Archives: November 2011

Deciding the Issues

Tuesday, November 22, a year out before the next election, and the Republicans had another debate that seemed like the seven hundredth in a series that will never end – but this time there was no big game on television, … Continue reading

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Trending Now

There is always the news – singular significant events – and what might be called the metadata, which is the news about the news. You can report on a singular event and then slip in a few words about the … Continue reading

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Sorry

No Sunday evening (Monday morning) column – out of town all day Sunday – family matters.

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Impending Doom

Pessimists are really quite irritating – they are forever looking at what can go wrong. And since what can go wrong usually will go wrong – there’s always a very good chance of that – they have an irritating way … Continue reading

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The Conservative Identity Crisis

Who are these people? Back in the late fifties – the Eisenhower fifties – the question was about the feckless Democrats. Ike had easily defeated the egg-head, the man who thought too much and used big words, Adlai Stevenson, and … Continue reading

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Those Clowns and Jokers

Sometimes there are annoying songs you can’t get out of your head – and you have no idea how they got in there in the first place. And providing any example here would be cruel, for obvious reasons. But at … Continue reading

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The Great Bloomberg Raid

That’s the trouble with living out here in California. All the interesting stuff happens back east. And it has already happened. Hell, even Saturday Night Live – LIVE from New York City – isn’t live out here. It’s on three-hour … Continue reading

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