Tag Archives: Andrew Sullivan

Rebels and Apostates

It was one of those brilliant sunny days in Los Angeles – July 1, 2004 – and traffic was at a dead stop on Mulholland Drive. It was all the news vans. Marlon Brando had just died and everyone in … Continue reading

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Considering Norquist’s Bathtub

It’s not like no one noticed. After the recent sixteen-day government shutdown, when we also came close to choosing to refuse to let the administrative branch pay the bills that the legislative branch had rung up over all the years, … Continue reading

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Proudly Choosing Irrelevance

There is such a thing as a sense of place. Paris just feels like Paris – even if you were blindfolded you’d know you were there – and the same holds true for New Orleans, or what’s left of it, … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Panic

Another Columbus Day, celebrating that Italian fellow financed by the Spanish monarchy who discovered the New World, which wasn’t new at all but previously occupied, and Columbus was looking for China anyway. It was odd. Columbus found himself island-hopping in … Continue reading

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Recovery Mode

Okay, fine – Obama lost the first presidential debate to an oddly energized and aggressive Mitt Romney, saying unexpected things, most of which he never said before and most of which weren’t remotely true. He was dazzling, in the manner … Continue reading

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No Joy in Mudville

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – that must have been a bummer of an evening in Boston. The Red Sox, having an awful season, were down in the Bronx playing the last game of the year against the damned Yankees – … Continue reading

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On Edge

The Monday before Super Tuesday this year – the day with all the Republican primaries and caucuses that will decide who will run against Obama, or will leave things as muddled as the days before – wasn’t exactly a slow … Continue reading

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