Category Archives: Republican Party Breaks Apart

Hope Dies

As usual, the high-powered Wall Street attorney called in late afternoon – early evening back there. Everyone should have a good friend who knows all there is to know about Wall Street and the arcane ins-and-outs of securities law too, … Continue reading

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Selling Syria

It was a day of surprises, the week after Barack Obama surprised everyone. Yes, that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people – civilians, including hundreds of children – but with the Brits deciding they’d rather not join us … Continue reading

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Our Secular Apocalypse

The notion that we live in those prophesized End Times – Jesus is coming soon, again, after the Antichrist, who is obviously Obama, and there will be that final battle at Armageddon, which actually is in Israel, followed by the … Continue reading

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Confused Alarms

Matthew Arnold wasn’t a fun guy – although when he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857, he was the first to deliver his lectures in English rather than Latin, which should count for something. It no doubt made note-taking … Continue reading

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Puck’s Words

In the middle of Hollywood, just north of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga – Larry King Square, where you’ll find CNN’s Los Angeles Bureau in its fancy glass tower – there’s a mysterious old building with a peculiar lavender inscription across … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Focus

Let’s see – as this primary season has unfolded, and as the Republicans try to work out who they’ll choose to run against Obama, they are in the process of trying to focus their attack. After all, a focused attack … Continue reading

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So Much for Florida

Well, that’s over – and that would be the Florida primary on the very last day of January this year. Many are just glad the month is over, and a few of us don’t think much of Florida – low, … Continue reading

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