Tag Archives: Elizabeth Warren

Fundamental Cruelty

Donald Trump was out here, holding a rally not far from Disneyland, so of course things got a little cartoonish: Donald Trump cut into a handful of prominent Republican figures during a Wednesday rally, even lightly chiding those who ultimately … Continue reading

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Bad Guys and Good Guys and the Inevitable

They don’t make locomotives in London anymore – at least not in the London in Ontario, about halfway between Detroit and Toronto – but General Motors was doing just that in the last two years of the last century. Those … Continue reading

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Between the Potency and the Existence

In 1925 – the year that F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and we had that epic Scopes trial in Tennessee over teaching evolution, or even science, in our schools – T. S. Eliot was in London and in … Continue reading

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Filling the Empty Days

This is the dead time, the empty days. Between the morning after that New Year’s Eve party, and Easter, there are no real holidays – just Presidents Day, which no one pays much attention to, and Martin Luther King Day, … Continue reading

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Taking the Actual Country Back

Americans like to keep things simple. Twitter is the preferred medium of public discourse now – if you can’t distill what you’re thinking down into one hundred forty characters, you’re not thinking clearly, or you’re a tedious windbag who really … 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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Playing Fair

Americans are fair and open and generous. That’s what we tell ourselves, but when we declared our independence more than two hundred years ago we probably shouldn’t have started by declaring that all men are born equal, because that’s just … Continue reading

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