Tag Archives: Do-Nothing Congress

Winners and Losers

December somehow arrived again, opening with ice and snow from El Paso to Detroit, with heavy rain around the edges, and dispirited Christmas shoppers. It hasn’t been a good year, and soon it will be time for the inevitable lists … Continue reading

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Confirming Mencken

H. L. Mencken once commented that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. But he was cynical about everything – and reporting on the Scopes trial probably made him even less inclined to get all warm and fuzzy … Continue reading

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What to Expect

It’s funny, but the first day of the brand-new year doesn’t feel a whole lot different than the last day of the year now gone. And here in Los Angeles it was a typical New Year Day – in the … Continue reading

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