Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

The War Machine

The past can be pretty creepy, if you live long enough. Los Angeles has one of the best oldies stations in the nation, with a sideband HD service where you can listen to everything from 1965 or so, with no … Continue reading

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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Finding the Appropriate Pathological Narcissist

President Obama has more than two years left in his second term, as if that matters. The most indignant of Republicans, or those who pretend they are for their own purposes, won’t impeach him now. What would be the point? … Continue reading

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Product Differentiation

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, each on one special night on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only … Continue reading

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Women Problems

The art of politics might be in choosing one day to clarify matters. People turn out to vote when they think they’ve got it straight – who stands for what and why. That’s never all that clear, because one news … Continue reading

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Managing the Unmanageable

The transition from teaching bored and distracted late adolescents to managing proudly eccentric and inappropriately inventive programmers and systems analysts, with no social skills whatsoever, was fairly easy, even if it took a few years. It was pretty much the … Continue reading

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Nothing Doing

News stories stall. Everyone has had their say about Obama announcing we’d send a few arms to the Syrian rebels, even if what we’ll send and when we’ll send it is unclear, and to whom, as is what we hope … Continue reading

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