Category Archives: Republicans Reject Cooperation

Calculated and Careful Callousness as Policy

This was the Monday before the Monday, one week before Monday, September 30, when, at midnight, the federal government shuts down. It will have no legal authority to spend any money, except on essential services. Everyone in the military will … Continue reading

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The Mean Season

Here’s a thought. The worst of times is when you’re told it’s the best of times, and you are told that you’d damned well better get a smile on your face and appreciate what’s going on around you right now, … 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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Faking Sincerity

People say things all the time, but how can you tell if they even believe what they’re saying? Of course out here in Hollywood that’s a meaningless question. The industry, as they call it out here, is built on the … Continue reading

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The Impossibility of Agreement

All young women eventually turn into their mothers – sometime, in your fifties, you look in the mirror and there she is. It’s not necessarily physical, although genetics being what they are it often is. But what is just as … Continue reading

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Say Anything

You really shouldn’t say whatever comes to mind. Of course you have the right to do that – it’s a free country. But anyone older than five knows it’s usually best to consider how others will react to your remarks. … Continue reading

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What to Say When the Team Loses

The government makes and enacts policies that effect us all – at the local level with zoning laws and deciding to provide police services in a certain manner and not another, and your local school board might keep your kid … Continue reading

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