Category Archives: Rick Perry

Too Fast and Furious

There are slow news days, those days when what you see on the cable news shows and in the print and online media are perspective pieces, explaining the history and current details of this issue or that. But everyone knows … Continue reading

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Going to the Play-by-Play

Live-blogging is a form of political journalism that didn’t exist until a few years ago – if it is journalism at all. It’s just reporting on what is happening, as it happens, with brief comments on how odd, or expected, … Continue reading

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It Only Gets Stranger and Stranger

Okay, why, late in life, settle in Hollywood? Well, much of that is chance – just the way things fall out as you go along. But much of it is in the choices you make. No one stays in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

Maybe democracy was easier in Ancient Greece, where they invented it – there you had a small homogeneous society and voting was limited, limited to the few adult males who really mattered and no one else, with no mass media, … Continue reading

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Desperate Voodoo

Ah, another day, another data dump – the Congressional Budget Office released a new report on income inequality – and it shows, to no one’s surprise, that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are just drifting … Continue reading

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Once Again, Again

This is getting tiresome. On the night before the full moon in October, ominous in and of itself, the Republicans had another debate, trying to winnow the field. That’s the right verb. You might recall that winnowing fan that Homer … Continue reading

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Say Anything

No one sets out to live in Hollywood. It’s not that kind of place. It’s not exactly homey – maybe it’s the tour busses rolling down the streets all the time, or endless days of endless sunshine without even a … Continue reading

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