Tag Archives: Rick Scott

No Postmortem Possible

Election night in America, 2014 – in the other room the folks on CNN and Fox News and MSNBC are chattering about what just happened, but no one knows quite what that was yet. As it approaches midnight back east, … Continue reading

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Riding the Ebola Wave

Something changed after the Greatest Generation took care of Hitler and Mussolini and Tojo, when America ended up with the only economy in the world that hadn’t been devastated by that war. America hadn’t been bombed into smoking rubble, and … Continue reading

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Strange No Longer

Paris in early December is a wonderful place – the odd little Christmas villages tucked away here and there, selling little Jesus and Mary figures and small pots of questionable foie gras, the old-school window displays at the big department … 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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Too Much Noise

Sometimes it is best to just stand down. No one likes waiting but sometimes there’s no alternative. The presidential election is Tuesday and by Sunday evening everything that was going to be said by every candidate and by every party … Continue reading

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America’s Day in Court

Perhaps we are a litigious people – everyone wants to sue everyone else – but of course hardly anyone does. It’s just too much bother, and it’s damned expensive. And if you deal with your bank or your healthcare plan, … Continue reading

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The Identity Politics of Middle Aged White Suburban Conformists

Competitiveness is a fine thing. Late in the game the aging ballplayer with bad knees, who hadn’t played for weeks, comes out of the locker room, where he’d been dressing to go home once again, hobbles to the plate, and … Continue reading

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