Category Archives: Bush Legacy Project

Political Amnesia and Olfactory Impairment

When most of your family are Palin-Beck Republicans, and hang on every word Sean Hannity says on Fox News, you learn to keep your mouth shut. Any talk of domestic, foreign, or economic policy is met with sneers, and you’ll … Continue reading

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What Didn’t Happen

It’s not as interesting as Sherlock Holmes solving that baffling case because of one key clue: Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in … Continue reading

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Change Comes Hard

Out here it’s a revival of an inadequate 2005 musical:   “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza strings together 17 classic songs by early-1960s pop icon Neil Sedaka with a story so flimsy … Continue reading

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Bush Accepts His Oscar

September 19, 1796 – George Washington’s Farewell Address was published in newspapers. That started it all. Unless you die in office or resign in disgrace, you give a farewell address, or you write one. Washington didn’t speak in front of … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Self-Assessment

The first time you heard about it you thought it was a joke – employees will write their own performance appraisals. That didn’t seem right. You want your boss to tell you how you’re doing, what you should do more … Continue reading

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In the Curious Land of Moot

Yes, a moot question is one where, if you think things through and work things out, there really is a clear answer – but the answer, either way, doesn’t really matter at all. Yes, clearly it would be more cost … Continue reading

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Defining Ideology through Negation

Maybe it’s a Texas thing – you know, having something to do with Asleep at the Wheel, that Austin-based Grammy-winning Western Swing outfit – the Kings of Texas Swing (everything you ever wanted to know about the guys here). They’re … Continue reading

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