Tag Archives: Andrew Sullivan

The Persistence of Buffoonery

A good friend – a high-powered attorney who is the leading expert on some rather arcane details of securities law, who spends his time shuttling between Wall Street, where the players are, and Washington, where the regulators are (and the … Continue reading

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Hope in Unlikely Places

It’s good to have friends at CNN. Press credentials are cool, and that meant live-blogging the Los Angeles Democratic Presidential Debate on January 31, 2008, at the Kodak Theater here on Hollywood Boulevard – now the Dolby Theater of course … Continue reading

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The Glorious Day When Nothing Happened

The Brits have a holiday they used to celebrate but they don’t much bother with now – Guy Fawkes Night – because few people now remember the Gunpowder Plot and why it’s important to hate the Pope. The new Pope we … Continue reading

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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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