Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

Not the Cartoon

It wasn’t exciting, because everyone knew what was going to happen, and it did. It also wasn’t fascinating, because all the conflicts had been resolved before the evening began – but Bernie Sanders is now an afterthought and Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Some of the People All the Time

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” There’s no direct evidence Abraham Lincoln ever said that – two decades after Lincoln died, someone said he said that – but … Continue reading

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The Big Dog Barks

Bill Clinton, once known as President William Jefferson Clinton, is now called the Big Dog, affectionately. When he talks he takes over the room. He can explain incredibly complex matters with grace and humor – he knows his stuff, in … Continue reading

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Sexual Politics

The news is when the inevitable happens, when it didn’t seem inevitable at all, to cynics who think the rich and powerful and famous will always get away with whatever nasty stuff they’re up to – which is how most … Continue reading

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Unhappy Families

Someone once said that friends are God’s apology for family. The provenance of clever quips is always problematic, but someone said that – you get to choose your friends, but you’re stuck with your family. God ought to apologize. Every … Continue reading

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A Question of Trust

Structure – that’s what’s missing. After high school for some, and after college for others, and for some of us, after graduate school, it’s a lifetime of work, of things that must be done, on time – about forty-five years … Continue reading

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Corporate Religion Triumphant

It’s all Bill Clinton’s fault, but many things are. There was the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act that Clinton signed into law, which rid us of that Glass-Steagall thing from the thirties that kept investment and commercial banking separate. The … Continue reading

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