Monthly Archives: June 2012

No Reason to Expect Justice

Summer began – the summer solstice arrived, as it always does, and in Paris there was the Fête de la Musique – as there is every year. Along with the classical stuff in the parks and churches there’s always a … Continue reading

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The Logic of Loosening Up a Bit

Okay, this is an odd place. Down on the corner there’s a small mall, where Schwab’s Drug Store used to stand, where Lana Turner wasn’t really discovered. But something else did happen there. In early 1939 Harold Arlen slowed his … Continue reading

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The Rise of Unthinking Adolescent Petulance

Yes, 2009 is ancient history. Avatar was the big movie of the year – Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, as did John Updike and Andrew Wyeth, and Marilyn Chambers. And on January 20, Barack Obama became president. And everyone knew … Continue reading

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The Day the Dog Didn’t Bark in the Night

What doesn’t happen is sometimes what matters. Sherlock Holmes did solve that case of the missing race horse primarily because that dog didn’t bark in the night. And each November the Brits celebrate that day in 1605 when Parliament didn’t … Continue reading

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Beyond the Etch-a-Sketch

When Barry Goldwater ran for president in 1964 he ran a bold campaign, saying he was offering America “a choice, not an echo” – he wouldn’t try to be all things to all people, trying to please this voting block … Continue reading

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Simply Changing the Game

So, President Obama, backed into a corner by a sluggish economy and what many saw as a gaffe – saying that the private sector, compared to the public sector, was doing just fine – found himself delivering a major speech … Continue reading

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Battleground Ohio

Cincinnati is a pretty nice place – here are pages and pages of photographic proof – but nothing much happens there. Mark Twain once said that if the world came to an end he wanted to be in Cincinnati. Everything … Continue reading

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