Category Archives: Race and Politics

Dead Man Talking

One political party in this country has decided that Charles Darwin is the Great Satan, or we have one political party that finds those who are sure of that quite useful – those people always show up to vote even … Continue reading

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The Curse of Cosmopolitan Modernity

Back in the early fifties, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, kids could catch the last of those Republic serials on the giant consol television with the tiny rounded black-and-white screen that took up a big chunk of space in the living room … Continue reading

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Dropping All Pretense

It’s getting cold out, even here in Los Angeles, and the days are getting shorter, and we all live in the moment. In late October it’s hard to remember the middle of March: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus presented … Continue reading

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Secondary Effects

The problem with college is that you’ll try anything – or maybe that’s the best thing about college – but that Behavioral Sciences major was damned cute, and she needed subjects for her experiment. Sure, sign up to be part … Continue reading

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Points for Trying

There was a time when you got points for trying. That would be back in the eighties when that self-esteem movement was all the rage, the general idea that low self-esteem was the real cause of all crime, and teenage … Continue reading

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Racing Along

Colin Powell should know better – “evidence” is not a verb – but what he was getting at early this year was clear enough: There’s also a dark – a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. … Continue reading

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White-Out

It’s best to come of age when then nation is coming of age too, but that’s a crap-shoot – you don’t get to choose when you were born. It’s just that coming of age in the sixties was, as they … Continue reading

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