Tag Archives: Fairness

The Old College Try

College was the last four years of the sixties. The times they were a-changing. Jack and Martin and Bobby had been assassinated, and the war in Vietnam got worse and more stupid by the day, and that, and the music … 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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Painful to Watch

Some things are just too painful to watch. Back east, at the moment, it’s the woeful Boston Red Sox, and out here on the west coast it’s the impossible San Diego Padres – long baseball games which offer a few … Continue reading

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Lying

It was the story about a vindictive black woman who works for the government and screws the white people she deals with – and then it wasn’t. The buzz was supposed to be about Shirley Sherrod, and the NAACP, being … Continue reading

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To Be Fair About It

Each morning out here in Hollywood, as the sun edges up over Griffith Park Observatory off to the east, it’s the same thing. Along with strong black coffee and the Danish pipe tobacco – the breakfast of champions – it’s … Continue reading

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A Fearful Symmetry

Parents and kindly teachers know all about it. It’s that whining when things don’t work out, when in spite of all the kid’s sincere effort and real work, someone else wins the prize, maybe because that other person worked harder … Continue reading

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