Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

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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American Splinters

We’re different, or exceptional as we like to tell everyone else in the world, even if they roll their eyes or seethe in resentment – and one part of our American Exceptionalism, other than being exempt from all the rules … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Loyal Opposition

Americans grunt and snarl, but the Brits have a way with words. That’s not just Shakespeare and Dickens. In the early nineteen century, the grumpy party out of power at the time decided they were tired of being called losers … Continue reading

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