Tag Archives: Peggy Noonan

The Evidence Piles Up

Some wag once said that the plural of anecdote is not data. That three teenage girls in Akron decided to shave their heads and wear giant black plastic bags to school every day means nothing much – it’s not a … Continue reading

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Turn Out the Lights

Long ago, in a world few remember, there was this fellow, Don Meredith – the former quarterback who was the loose and happy guy to Howard Cosell’s acerbic critic of everything on Monday Night Football. There’s no need to recall how very strange … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Here’s something you can look back on with a bemused smile – what was being said the day before the presidential election, when there was no more to say. In a long item at the solidly conservative National Review Online, … Continue reading

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Nothing is Unprecedented

Parents and teachers all know the general rule about dealing with adolescents in deep distress, when the kid is sure his or her world is falling apart. Yes, it isn’t falling apart – one bad grade or one lost game, … Continue reading

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But I’m a Cheerleader!

Live on a quiet side street in the middle of Hollywood long enough – almost twenty years now – and everything seems to be one movie or another. This place is where they were all made and the tour busses … Continue reading

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Miss Loneyhearts

No one likes advice – they resent being told to just cheer up and look on the sunny side of things, when their world is falling apart. Just try telling someone how to fix their golf swing. And psychiatrists know … Continue reading

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The Sound of Dust, Settling

Perspective takes time. You have to wait for the dust to settle. After all, we all know what happened in 1776 – Mozart wrote that Haffner Symphony – and Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the … Continue reading

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