Tag Archives: Economic Collapse

The New World of Nonsense

Back in 1984 there was that movie Stop Making Sense – the Talking Heads live on stage, shot at the Pantages Theater in December 1983, just down the street here in Hollywood. Leonard Maltin said it was “one of the greatest rock … Continue reading

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The Mad King Raves

In combat they call it “situational awareness” – know the threat environment. At the moment that would be this: The American economy plunged deeper into crisis last month, losing 20.5 million jobs as the unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent, … Continue reading

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Real American Issues

Hindsight is wonderful. Barack Obama was an anomaly. He was thoughtful and cautious and careful – perhaps irritatingly so. Perhaps he wasn’t an American after all. Donald Trump didn’t think so, or pretended he didn’t think so. He sent all … Continue reading

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The American Game

It may be that the lost America that everyone on the right longs for still exists down there in Texas, where they still take high school football seriously – even if no one else does. For everyone else it’s more … Continue reading

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One More Dog Day Afternoon

It’s the dog days of summer. Yep, in the summer, Sirius – that’s the “dog star” – rises and sets with the sun. The loopy astrology lady down on the corner will tell you that, in late July, Sirius is … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending

You can worry about whether you’ll have your job tomorrow – that’s pretty common these days – or worry about whether you’ll have your house next month – also common in these times – or worry that all that you’ve … Continue reading

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Hoping No One Is That Stupid

They call Chapel Hill a Little Bit of Heaven in the South – and maybe it is. Even those of us up the road at Duke, in gritty Durham, would drive down there on Saturday afternoons and just hang out. … Continue reading

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