Tag Archives: Eliot Spitzer

Explaining the Indefensible

If memory serves, kids want to be adults because they have an odd concept of adulthood, as that glorious state of freedom where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. They’ll never hear those words again – Young man, … Continue reading

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The Battle Already Won

Thursday, October 13, and it was fun while it lasted: Officials on Thursday moved to put an end to Wall Street protesters’ month-long occupation of a park that spawned similar gatherings across the nation, setting up a potential confrontation with … Continue reading

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When Nothing Is Ever About What It Started Out To Be About

It doesn’t happen often but it does happen – you’re in a lengthy and bitter argument with a rival, and the argument has seemed to have gone on forever, with each side scoring points with new details or different examples … Continue reading

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Into the Lion’s Den

As a general rule you should face up to things. If you make a mistake you admit it. If you hurt someone you apologize. If it’s your fault you don’t whistle and stare at the sky. And you don’t whine … Continue reading

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When Winning Isn’t the Achievement

Sometimes it’s helpful to make distinctions when everyone has the habit of lumping two quite different things together. The midterm elections are over and Democrats have lost the House – they got wiped out – and healthcare reform is getting … Continue reading

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Seeking Redemption

There are no second acts in American life. F. Scott Fitzgerald said that, no doubt referring to his career. He wrote that brilliant first novel – The Great Gatsby – perhaps the Great American Novel, as they say. But each … Continue reading

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