Tag Archives: Government Always Bad

Our National Bad Mood

The national mood is sour – everyone knows that, or is told they know that. Just look at the polls: A pair of major national polls has a mixed bag of findings for Republicans and Democrats, but a common denominator … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Managing Disaster

How do you deal with disasters? In the National Football League you have that Monday morning review of the game tapes – everyone sits around and watches, over and over, in slow-motion, who blew the blocking assignment and which receiver … Continue reading

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High Tea in America

There is the news, and there are the implications of the news – two different things entirely. Things happen. They always do. But then other things happen, and what seemed like a sign of something or other turns out to … Continue reading

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Kicking Up Pebbles

It’s hard to maintain your fifth-rate imitation of Bill Evans at the piano when the other guy, on his Gibson L-5 – just like the one Django Reinhardt played on tour with Duke Ellington in 1946, and like Wes Montgomery … Continue reading

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