Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Last Warrior

There are certain places to be, because they’re simply the place to be – where things are happening. There’s something in the air – the future is being formed – the rest of the world will catch up later. In … Continue reading

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Militant Nostalgia

It was too much too fast. At the tail end of the Bush presidency – the second Bush presidency – no one remembers his father – the economy collapsed, catastrophically. All credit froze. There wasn’t even short-term financing available to … Continue reading

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Almost Gone Now

Sometimes change isn’t progress. Sometimes it isn’t even change – still this was the day Michele Bachmann announced she would not run for congress again. When her term ends that’ll be it – she’ll be leaving government. This was a … Continue reading

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Hollywood Ethics

Social conservatives hate Hollywood. It’s the movies with all the sex and drugs and whatnot. They seem to be fine with extreme violence, but not nudity, and teen gross-out movies are the worst. Television is no better – there are … Continue reading

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Honoring the Dead

The political world took the day off. It was Memorial Day – mattress sales and the start of summer, informally, as the astronomy of things puts the actual start of summer on June 21, precisely at 1:04 AM Eastern Daylight … Continue reading

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The Terms of the Argument

He who defines the terms of the argument wins the argument. Everyone knows that. All you have to say is look, what we’re really talking about here isn’t what you think it is, it’s really this other thing – and … Continue reading

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Republicans Trumped

Humility is overrated. There are those who argue that Donald Trump is the most admired and respected man in America, although there are others who would argue that the only one who thinks that is Donald Trump himself. The ratings … Continue reading

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