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Republican Pessimism

As Cubs fans know, all too well, you have to develop a coping mechanism. There’s always next year. There has to be, because the Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 103 years, a record – actually a record … Continue reading

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Another Halftime

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain – as you might recall – but at least the Republican debates are over. They capped those at … Continue reading

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Rush Sex

Let’s talk about sex. And let’s talk about Rush Limbaugh. And as unlikely as it seems, given his less than impressive visage and far beyond ample physique, and his problematic personality, now we have to yoke the two together. The … Continue reading

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Riding the Wedge

Okay, first a clarification. This isn’t about riding the Wedge at the east end of the Balboa Peninsula down in Newport Beach. Bodysurfing is something you do, or, if you’re an old fart, you watch – unless you’re stuck in Kansas … Continue reading

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Happy Days Again

Out here in Hollywood the fifties never died. For ten years that television comedy Happy Days brought the fifties back – until it jumped the shark of course. And still, every Friday night, it’s the classic chopped-and-channeled custom cars at … Continue reading

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To Be Blunt About It

Set it and forget it. You hear that said all the time in those infomercials for this kitchen gizmo or that – those infomercials everyone blows by on their way to something even vaguely worth watching on television. And no … Continue reading

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The Battle to Return to the Thirteenth Century Begins

Yes, there’s William F. Buckley’s famous definition of a conservative, as that one man standing athwart history and shouting NO! And of course Buckley considered that noble and right, if not heroic. But things change all the time, for better … Continue reading

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