Category Archives: Mitt Romney

The Odd Ducks

Mitt Romney was always sort of an odd duck. When he was governor of Massachusetts he created a form of universal healthcare there that subsidized people buying health insurance from existing for-profit corporations, and fined those who would have rather … Continue reading

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Almost Beyond Pandering

San Diego isn’t Hollywood. The drive down there takes you through San Clemente, where Nixon had his Western White House, as they called it, then past Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine base in the West, then past La Jolla, where … Continue reading

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The Proper Delusion

Old men don’t sleep late – that’s for teenagers – but that leaves some odd empty hours, those early morning winter hours before the sun comes up over the Hollywood hills, before the Los Angeles Times arrives with a thump … Continue reading

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When It’s Over

Southern California is where you go when it’s over – the place is full of those midlife crises guys, who after the divorce and all the rationalizations about what went wrong – finally deciding it really couldn’t have been anything … Continue reading

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Transitions

It’s that time of year when America doesn’t know what to do with itself – Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is yet to come. It’s a cultural pause. Stores are beginning to fill with Christmas stuff, but no one wants … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Here’s something you can look back on with a bemused smile – what was being said the day before the presidential election, when there was no more to say. In a long item at the solidly conservative National Review Online, … Continue reading

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The Oddest Week

Strike the Halloween set! Here in Hollywood, and everywhere else, that’s over, and it’s a quiet Friday night one block up from the Sunset Strip. All the wild stuff happened Wednesday night – Halloween – with tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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