Tag Archives: Reagan's Legacy

To the Logical Conclusion

Some things just had to happen, as the folks at Fox News and any number of Republican politicians just found out. Take up the Reagan mantra that big government is always the problem and never the solution, because the private … Continue reading

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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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The Persistence of Nonsense

An earworm is that simpleminded song you get in your head and can’t get out – and no example will be offered, as that would be cruel – and that’s matched by simpleminded notions about those we choose to lead … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Tennessee

If you’re really into irony – liberals are and conservatives aren’t – you should consider moving into the Hollywood Professional Building at 7046 Hollywood Boulevard, at Sycamore. It’s a neo-gothic hoot from 1925, from the architect Richard D. King, and … Continue reading

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That Reagan Sunset

Nothing is random. That masthead photo at the top of the page, which has been up there since early March 2007, is not just a sunset, it’s a political sunset. It’s sunset on June 12, 2004, looking northwest from Mulholland … Continue reading

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Reality Strikes Back

Americans don’t do history – it’s boring – so we rely on shorthand. Calvin Coolidge was known as Silent Cal, and may have once said that he was never hurt by anything he didn’t say. Few remember anything else about … Continue reading

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California’s Gift

Everyone makes fun of us out here. “There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” That pretty much sums it up. Those words are from the writer Edward Abbey – Larry McMurtry … Continue reading

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