Category Archives: National Security

Satisfying National Security

Saturday mornings in Hollywood are difficult. Los Angeles is on the far side of a thousand miles of desert, and when the angry sun edges up over the Griffith Observatory, one hill over, it kind of hurts. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Keeping Secrets

The dividing line was June, 1981 – there was before, and then there was after. Before, it was growing up in Pittsburgh, college in Ohio, graduate school in North Carolina, then teaching English at a prep school in upstate New … Continue reading

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On the Persistence of Nonsense

If you have friends in the city you sometimes find yourself watching the broadcast networks’ morning news shows – with the sound off, because it’s mostly fluff and recipes and celebrity interviews and self-help nonsense. But with NBC’s Today Show … Continue reading

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The New Sherriff

Sometimes the big news story of the day is something that isn’t really news. And on Thursday, January 7, 2010, the big story of the day was an administrative announcement. In a thirteen-minute speech delivered in the White House State … Continue reading

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