Category Archives: California is America

Benghazi Blues

Not all of Southern California is bleeding-heart-liberal Hollywood and those now-useless rich celebrities in the fifty-million-dollar beach houses behind the gates out in Malibu. Yes, California for the first time in forever now has a Democratic supermajority in both houses … Continue reading

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Near-Infinite Vacuity

You grow up in dark and lifeless Pittsburgh, go to college in the dead center of Ohio, go to graduate school in grits-and-gravy North Carolina, teach for a decade in snowy upstate New York, and then just up and move … Continue reading

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The Californiafication of America

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” Yeah, it’s a bit crazy out here, and that’s what Edward Abbey was getting at with those words. And he was the “Thoreau of … Continue reading

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Profound Disinterest

It may be an oxymoron, but most people are profoundly disinterested in politics. Yes, those two words – profound and disinterest – shouldn’t be yoked together, but that seems right. Save for a flurry of whatever it is that we … Continue reading

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Welcome To California, Everybody

You know how things are put – it’s the day of reckoning, or the chickens have come home to roost, or some such thing. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday, June 2, 2009, was California’s Day of Reckoning – in an eleven … Continue reading

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Welcome to California, Sucker

Back in the seventies you used to get points for saying what a few big thinkers were saying about how things were going in the world – social and political and economic trends showed that the whole world was going … Continue reading

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