Category Archives: Economic Recovery

Ending in Darkness

On a Friday one month before the midterm elections there were hints that the Republicans would retake the Senate and widen their majority in the House, and win all sorts state elections, furthering their ability to make abortion impossible, even … Continue reading

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Trustworthy Voices

The eighteenth century gave us lots of things – like Mozart and the steam engine and the guillotine – but it also gave us modern democracies. Monarchies would no longer do. Thanks to Rousseau and others, there was new talk of … Continue reading

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Severe Dislocation

It’s easy to feel a bit disoriented out here on the West Coast, particularly here in Los Angeles. The third Sunday in January was breezy, in the eighties, with that impossibly deep blue sky, and of course you could stand … Continue reading

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Unremitting Gloom

Tourists shouldn’t come to California from late May through early July – it’s the June Gloom of course. The Alaska Current always keeps the Pacific rather cold, and in June, when the land heats up rather nicely, that heat meets … Continue reading

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Battleground Ohio

Cincinnati is a pretty nice place – here are pages and pages of photographic proof – but nothing much happens there. Mark Twain once said that if the world came to an end he wanted to be in Cincinnati. Everything … Continue reading

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More Words on the Way

We all know George Bush was a man of few words – and that would be the second President George Bush, not the first one, who no one really remembers because that was so long ago, or so it seems. … Continue reading

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A Very Bad Friday

TGIF – the fake-hip fake-fine-dining national restaurant chain – was built on a marketing gimmick. And it’s quite obvious. Everyone is giddy, or at least satisfyingly relieved, when Friday rolls around – you want to party and start a weekend … Continue reading

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