Tag Archives: Compromise

Not a Normal Day

Sometimes there’s a normal day in Washington. Those with opposing views work things out. They compromise, but the idea that compromise is a good thing seems to have waxed and waned. In 2010 it was the Tea Party crowd – … Continue reading

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Eventual Equilibrium

At the moment there’s a storm rolling into Southern California – heavy rain in the forecast, and high winds and possible small tornadoes – a rare event. But the word is that this massive storm will arrive at midnight and … Continue reading

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Necessary Corruption

What do people care about? There’s no good answer to that. Out here, the Golden Globes were a big deal – the “fizzy, feel-good alternative to the sober valediction of March’s Academy Awards, where, unlike the Oscars, champagne flows and stars … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrapping

It is the end of a miserable year, but it is mercifully drawing to a close, and there’s a way to talk about such things out here in Hollywood. It’s a wrap! Strike the Washington set! But of course that’s … Continue reading

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Arriving at the Impossible

Tweety Bird is at it again. That would be Chris Matthews – the cable news guy of boundless and unfocused enthusiasm, or outrage, at any given moment. The man knows politics – he was a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and … Continue reading

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Republicans Trumped

Humility is overrated. There are those who argue that Donald Trump is the most admired and respected man in America, although there are others who would argue that the only one who thinks that is Donald Trump himself. The ratings … Continue reading

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Navigating the New Normal

Teenage boys and eccentric old men like science fiction. The rest of us have enough to deal with in the real world – we don’t have time for fanciful alternatives. What Gene Roddenberry dreamed up in his Star Trek franchise … Continue reading

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