Category Archives: Libya

No Experience Necessary

We learn from experience – touch a hot stove and you won’t touch a hot stove again, or cold one. One cannot be too careful. Or we learn from the experience of others – watch your friend seeing what will … Continue reading

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Assigning Disgrace Appropriately

It’s been eleven years and now and the anniversary of 9/11 has become more a ritual of sadness than a call to arms, and the politics this year reflected that. No one called for war – not now – and … Continue reading

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The Problem When Things Go Well

Some days are slow news days, and some days are not, and Thursday, October 20, 2011, was not one of those slow news days when the cable news channels run backgrounders on how the decades-old tax theories of Steve Forbes … Continue reading

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Making Sure Nothing Much Happens

It’s not like you think. It never is. Sure, you watch the crime shows, the police procedurals, and read James Elroy or whatever, but if you have a cop in the family you realize most police work is rather boring. … Continue reading

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Sweet Righteous Bullying

Yes, the national panic over shark attacks has passed into pop culture history, although another summer is coming. But the cable news folks, desperate for a hook to keep people from clicking over to the Travel Channel or the Food … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Road

It was startling – a day down on Melrose Avenue photographing this week’s new street art and at one point standing on the corner by the Village Idiot (it’s a pretentious fake pub) waiting for the Walk sign. And then … Continue reading

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Fighting Post-Hoc Confabulations

It happens every year – someone always ranks the cities with the worst traffic congestion. Of course Los Angeles always tops the list – and this most recent study says the worst time to be on the freeways out here … Continue reading

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