Category Archives: California Politics

Where the Future Happens First

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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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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Straight Out of California

It’s the old cliché – people move to California, and specifically Los Angeles, and maybe more specifically the beach here, to reinvent themselves – to start over, with a fresh slate or whatever, as someone new. And the sunshine and … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … 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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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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