Tag Archives: California Politics

Symbolic Government by Attitude

Republicans simply disappeared out here in California, the state that gave America both Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. It may be that trying Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor was the last straw, but probably not. Ronald Reagan had been a second-rate … Continue reading

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The Last Warrior

There are certain places to be, because they’re simply the place to be – where things are happening. There’s something in the air – the future is being formed – the rest of the world will catch up later. In … Continue reading

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Where the Future Happens First

Back in the seventies you used to get points for saying what a few big thinkers were saying about how things were going in the world – social and political and economic trends showed that the whole world was going … Continue reading

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Benghazi Blues

Not all of Southern California is bleeding-heart-liberal Hollywood and those now-useless rich celebrities in the fifty-million-dollar beach houses behind the gates out in Malibu. Yes, California for the first time in forever now has a Democratic supermajority in both houses … Continue reading

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Straight Out of California

It’s the old cliché – people move to California, and specifically Los Angeles, and maybe more specifically the beach here, to reinvent themselves – to start over, with a fresh slate or whatever, as someone new. And the sunshine and … Continue reading

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Taking Responsibility for What You Say You Believe

For those who don’t live in California, well, understand it’s odd out here. Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, is running for governor, and has so far spent one hundred twenty million of her own money on the effort, … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … Continue reading

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