Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Desire and Need to Submit To and Follow Authority

The Republicans are still trying to recover. The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was signed into law by George W. Bush on October 3, 2008 – the great Republican project in barely-regulated free-market capitalism had ended in disaster – although … Continue reading

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The Younger Brother

Maybe birth-order matters. Imagine a family with a successful older brother – self-assured and open and friendly, and maybe not too bright, and maybe a bit of a troublemaker always getting in scrapes, but always able to get out of … Continue reading

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October Unpleasantness

The last Wednesday in October was a disappointment. After a wonderfully bizarre fourteen-inning first game in the World Series, the guys from Kansas City blew out the guys from Queens – the Mets were going to get swept. There was … Continue reading

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A Pause

There is no Tuesday evening column, because of a social engagement, dinner on Hollywood Boulevard with some folks from Disney, at the Hillview Hollywood – built in 1917 by Jesse L. Lasky, the co-founder of Paramount Pictures, and his brother-in-law … Continue reading

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Disarming the Rebels

North Korea is a miserable little country, one of the poorest on earth, run badly by a strange little man, the son of the strange little man who ran it badly before him, who ran it as badly as his … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” ~ Scott Adams “Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.” … Continue reading

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Canada Returns

They don’t make locomotives in London anymore – at least not in the London in Ontario, about halfway between Detroit and Toronto – but General Motors was doing just that in the last two years of the last century. Those … Continue reading

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