Tag Archives: Workers Rights

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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The Mean Season

Here’s a thought. The worst of times is when you’re told it’s the best of times, and you are told that you’d damned well better get a smile on your face and appreciate what’s going on around you right now, … Continue reading

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Look for the Union Label

Hollywood is an odd place. Everyone knows that, but those of us who live here know just how odd this place is. Yeah, there are all the movie studios, which aren’t actually in Hollywood itself, but then there are all … Continue reading

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Vague Freedom and Ambiguous Rights

Another Fourth of July has come and gone – with everyone celebrating freedom, in a country you can do pretty much anything you want to do. Maybe Erma Bombeck put it best – “You have to love a nation that … Continue reading

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America Chooses Decline

Every week it’s the weekly job numbers, and every month it’s the monthly job numbers. And as they’re always awful – when they aren’t flat and one or two commentators venture that maybe things might be getting better, slowly, but … Continue reading

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Remembering King Pyrrhus of Epirus

For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Everything has a cost, so don’t kid yourself. There’s no free lunch. And there are always unintended consequences, so don’t whine when things don’t turn out the way you promised everyone … Continue reading

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News of the First Shot Fired

Often there seems no point in discussing breaking news – there are transitory events that seem a big deal, but a week later whatever it was doesn’t seem a big deal at all. Entertainment stories are like that. In a … Continue reading

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