Tag Archives: Christine Blasey Ford

Making Rage Moot

Being old has its advantages. The cataract surgery went fine, and from check-in to discharge, that ate up most of the day. That was fine. The day was one of the most depressing and absurd days in the nation’s history. … Continue reading

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A Test of This Particular Time

Woody Allen did something right. There’s Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow – the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen – named after the famous black baseball pitcher Satchel Paige – the actress Maureen O’Sullivan was his maternal grandmother – Ronan … Continue reading

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The Return of the Fabians

Fabiano Anthony Forte became Fabian – a teen idol of the late fifties and early sixties. He made it big after Dick Clark had him on American Bandstand a few times, and he had his hits, and then he disappeared. … Continue reading

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Slipping the Trap

There was a plan. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was going to defend himself in a single one-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. There had been no drunken attempted rape long ago. The woman who said that was just what had happened … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

Everything was settled. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was set to defend himself – there had been no drunken attempted rape long ago. The woman who said that was just what had happened long ago was prepared to explain just what … Continue reading

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Of All Possible Worlds

There used to be books that made a difference. In 1759 it was Voltaire’s Candide, ou l’Optimisme – the young man, Candide, is told by his mentor, Pangloss, that we do live in the best of all possible worlds – just look … Continue reading

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That Monster Hiding In the Walls

It used to be funny. It seemed harmless. The Telegraph (UK) offered the Donald Trump Sexism Tracker: Every Offensive Comment in One Place – everything from the early eighties through July 2017 – all the comments about women being fat … Continue reading

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