Category Archives: Deficit Hawks

Bananas

Conservatives just don’t get Woody Allen – he’s too New York and too Jewish. No, that’s not right. Woody Allen is the wrong kind of Jewish – a neurotic whiner, not like that Netanyahu fellow, who is all kill-them-all and … Continue reading

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The Day Goldwater Finally Won

History disappears. What happened long ago becomes no more than dry words on a page, or a curious hour on basic cable, on one of those channels that no one watches – where Hitler always loses the war or Martin … Continue reading

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Always Great Expectations

There’s that amusing scene in Dickens’ Great Expectations – Pip and Herbert, now young men all on their own in London, find themselves falling deeper and deeper in debt, from buying, on credit, all manner of those things that befit … Continue reading

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It’s Greek to Them

Rick Santorum has stopped talking about Greece. And so have most of the Republicans. But for a time, before the Occupy Wall Street crowd somehow managed to change the national conversation, Greece was what we were told was an object … Continue reading

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Impending Doom

Pessimists are really quite irritating – they are forever looking at what can go wrong. And since what can go wrong usually will go wrong – there’s always a very good chance of that – they have an irritating way … Continue reading

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After Long Silence

Maybe Yeats had it right: Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead, Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade, The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night, That we descant and yet again descant Upon the … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Conservative

There are conservative icons more substantial than Barry Goldwater, who had no problem with gay folks, and Ronald Reagan, who, as president, raised taxes eleven times, and told congress, with some passion, that they’d be insane not to raise the … Continue reading

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