Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

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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Finally Getting Stupid

Let’s get stupid. We used to say that back in college. Beer followed. Lots of beer, and no studying followed. Everyone needs a break from trying to be smart all the time, and of course we’d end up saying stupid … Continue reading

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Echoes of Oslo

The fjords are rather fine, but Oslo isn’t Paris. Norway isn’t what they call a destination, probably because the weather is dismal, when the place isn’t locked in with ice and snow the other nine months of the year, and … Continue reading

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Unease in the Absence of Drama

There’s a rule out here in Hollywood – ignore them. They’ll appreciate it and you won’t come off as a jerk, as some yokel from Iowa who just saw a movie star and wet his pants. Locals know this. Nod … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Frank Capra wanted to do Leni Riefenstahl one better. She made all those masterful Nazi propaganda films. Hitler was a jerk, but her film Triumph of the Will was superb, and that couldn’t stand, but Frank Capra was on it. He … Continue reading

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Hillary and Joan and Bibi

Former English teachers probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote in presidential elections. Those Shakespeare characters keep getting in the way. Some things are inevitable. The younger Bush was bound to be Prince Hal, the heavy drinker and general goofball who … Continue reading

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The Possibility of Pitchforks

There was a time of massive income inequality in America when no one was mad at the rich, because they kept to themselves, or else they were the nation’s entertainment. The Gilded Age – roughly 1890 through the First World … Continue reading

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