Tag Archives: Medicaid Expansion

Not the Crime

They say it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up, and everyone knows that refers to Richard Nixon and that Watergate business. That cost him the presidency, not because he approved the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate … Continue reading

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Celebrating Disruption

After twenty years one becomes jaded. Hollywood just doesn’t seem that exciting, and the Sunset Strip is just irritating, at least at night. It’s the traffic, and the places people have decided they really must go. The Laugh Factory is … Continue reading

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The Innate Tin Ear

The lack of relative pitch, the inability to distinguish between musical notes is almost always innate – not due to any lack of musical training or education – and this has kept many a young would-be musician from his or her dreams. Tone … Continue reading

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Regarding That Impossible Dream

France has given us centuries of brilliant thinkers, and Italy gave us all those wonderful operas, and Germany gave us Nazis and Wagner, but Spain never did toss in all that much. Picasso moved to Paris as fast as he … Continue reading

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Running on Spite

National character is probably no more than an accident of geography and a common language, and perhaps a shared agreement on what’s good to eat and what isn’t, but it seems fixed. Everyone knows the French are arrogant, or maybe … Continue reading

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Digging the Hole Deeper

Yes, just another day in American politics, as practiced now. It seems practice doesn’t make perfect. Obamacare is law. Long ago it passed in the House and Senate, Obama signed it into law, the Supreme Court ruled it was quite … Continue reading

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Game Changed

America first knew Woody Harrelson as that not-so-bright assistant bartender in Cheers – he was the pleasant and essentially good guy who never quite gets it, whatever it is. It was standard stuff – that same guy has been pretty … Continue reading

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