Tag Archives: Debt Limit

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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Assisted Annihilation

The loyal opposition is beginning to get it – no one sees them as loyal anymore, except to a steadily shrinking minority of old white guys, mainly from the South, with guns, and loyal to a few grumpy billionaires with … Continue reading

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No Shooting Now

Only totally mad Francophiles remember the 1960 François Truffaut film Shoot the Piano Player – with Charles Aznavour as the brilliant concert pianist who chooses to play pop junk in a Paris dive bar where no one knows who he really … Continue reading

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Dangerous Logic

Every police force in the world has a hostage-negotiator on call, to discuss the stunningly obvious with the none-too-bright. Threatening to kill the hostage unless you get what you want makes no sense, because once you kill the hostage you’ll … Continue reading

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Fake Money

No one likes fake money, in fact, Jonathan Swift, as a sort of warm-up to Gulliver’s Travels and the rest of the satires, made his reputation making fun of the whole idea – the Brits weren’t going to fix Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Just Say Anything

When an old friend, and a former student of all things, talks about running for office, well, it’s hard to know what to say. Public service is wonderful and all that, and helping shape the nation’s future is quite impressive. … Continue reading

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