Tag Archives: Joe Lieberman

The Weekly Positioning

If you read the daily columns here eight or ten hours after they’re posted in late evening, Pacific Time, you get the clean version. Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta, has sent a list of the typos and odd sentences … Continue reading

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No Class

We are an egalitarian society where social class doesn’t matter at all, but we follow the royal family far more closely than the Brits. No one quite knows why. Yes, Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Minority Report

Out here in Hollywood even the big guns screw up now and then. In 2002 Steven Spielberg gave us the overwrought Minority Report. This wasn’t ET or Close Encounters of the Third Kind – pleasant and hopeful science fiction with … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Urge to Overreact to Prove Your Seriousness

Okay, it was Paris, at Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG – or Charlie to some, or Chuck). It was the morning of December 23, 2001 – standing in line to check the bags full of Christmas presents for the … Continue reading

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What We Need

On Wednesday, December 16, it was hard to see that there was anything else to talk about but Joe Lieberman and how he had decided the way healthcare should be reconfigured in America, as he had the one and only … Continue reading

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The End of the World as We Know It

People love to be scared – safely – or to consider the end of everything – as long as it happens to someone else, or only sort of maybe could happen to us all, but not really. Out here in … Continue reading

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The Curious One Man Who Controls the Fate of the Nation

When it’s a close-run thing just one person can make a difference and change everything – like in a football game tied in overtime when the hopelessly obscure fellow subbing for an injured substitute linebacker, who had himself been subbing … Continue reading

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