Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

The Glorious Day When Nothing Happened

The Brits have a holiday they used to celebrate but they don’t much bother with now – Guy Fawkes Night – because few people now remember the Gunpowder Plot and why it’s important to hate the Pope. The new Pope we … Continue reading

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Correlations with Patriotism

Post hoc ergo propter hoc – correlation does not imply causation. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other – two things just happened at the same time. That your team wins every time you wear that funky … Continue reading

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Arriving at the Impossible

Tweety Bird is at it again. That would be Chris Matthews – the cable news guy of boundless and unfocused enthusiasm, or outrage, at any given moment. The man knows politics – he was a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and … Continue reading

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Seismic Shifts

Thirty-two years ago there was a lot of explaining to do. Chucking it all to move to LA to start over, to start fresh, was the problem – not the starting fresh part, the LA part. Weren’t people crazy out … Continue reading

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Experience as a Teacher

If Kierkegaard was right, life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards, so we all have a problem. Experience is a great teacher, of lessons that probably won’t apply in the future. Oscar Wilde was a … Continue reading

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Disaster Deferred

Things looked dark on Tuesday. We were going into default and the government shutdown would last forever, or at least until Obama caved and gave up on Obamacare, or on all entitlement spending, or abolished the EPA and the IRS, … Continue reading

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Negotiating the Terms of Surrender

It’s quite possible to screw up winning it all. The Treaty of Versailles proved that. The First World War was over. Britain and France, with our considerable help, had won it all, and Germany had lost it all. All that … Continue reading

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