Tag Archives: CPAC

Auditioning for the Clown Show

The Republicans had a hard time settling on John McCain as their candidate in 2008 – he’d been all over the map, ideologically, all for immigration reform, on humanitarian grounds, and his name was on the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Get Better

It gets better – you’ve seen those public service spots from the organization formed in response to the bullying that led to the suicide of one gay school kid after another. The message is simple. Hang in there. You can … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Train Wreck

Out here in Hollywood we do disaster – because it sells. Things should blow up or burn up or collapse or run into each other. Here’s a quick snapshot of Hollywood Boulevard just down the street here on a weekday … Continue reading

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Belonging To No Organized Political Party

Will Rogers used to get big laughs when he said he wasn’t a member of any organized political party, he was a Democrat. All successful quips have to ring true, and back in the late twenties and early thirties that … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Mysterious Silence

At the far end of East 52nd in Manhattan – at 450 East 52nd Street to be exact – you’ll find the Campanile – built in 1927 and once home to the Rothschild’s, the H.J. Heinz’s, Rex Harrison, Mary Martin, … Continue reading

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Game Changed

America first knew Woody Harrelson as that not-so-bright assistant bartender in Cheers – he was the pleasant and essentially good guy who never quite gets it, whatever it is. It was standard stuff – that same guy has been pretty … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some of That Here

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. That is what George Orwell was saying back in 1939, in a review of a new book by Bertrand Russell, and the times were all that different … Continue reading

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